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Exhibitions
Colonial Portraits
June 3, 2010 - September 3, 2010
Zuckert Seminar Room
Gilbert Stuart, American, 1755-1828, Portrait of Mrs. James Bowdoin III, ca. 1805, oil on canvas, Bequest of Mrs. Sarah Bowdoin Dearborn, 1870.7

A selection of colonial and federal paintings from the Museum's rich American collection is on view in the Zuckert Summer Gallery.  This installation features work by the foremost artists of the eighteenth and early nineteenth centuries, as well as some by unidentified individuals, accompanied by period furnishings. Among the artists represented are Gilbert Stuart,  Rembrandt Peale, and Joshua Johnson, a freed slave who was the first African-American to earn his living as a painter.     

Joshua Johnson, American, ca. 1789 - after 1832, Portrait of a Man (possibly Abner Coker), ca. 1805-1810, oil on canvas, Museum Purchase, George Otis Hamlin Fund, 1963.490
Robert Feke, American, ca. 1707-1752, Portrait of Brigadier General Samuel Waldo, ca. 1748-1750, oil on canvas, Bequest of Mrs. Lucy Flucker Thatcher, 1855.3