Gilbert Stuart: From Boston to Brunswick

Museum of Art Museum of Art

Exhibition: Gilbert Stuart: From Boston to Brunswick

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Markell Gallery
This exhibition brings together a selection of oil paintings by Gilbert Stuart (1755–1828) from the Museum’s collection.

Works

"Portrait of Thomas Jefferson," oil on canvas, by Gilbert Stuart. Bowdoin College Museum of Art.
"Portrait of Sarah Bowdoin," ca. 1805, oil on canvas, by Gilbert Stuart. Bowdoin College Museum of Art.

About

This exhibition brings together a selection of oil paintings by Gilbert Stuart (1755–1828) from the Museum’s collection, including his famous portraits of Thomas Jefferson and James Madison. The preeminent portraitist of the early republic, Stuart created fashionable likenesses of the period’s most important political, military, and social figures. Each of works included in the exhibition was completed after Stuart’s move to Boston in 1805. Collectively, they provide insight into the artist’s relationship with other artists and collectors in the region, including members of the Bowdoin family.

Gallery Conversation

August 6, 2015 | 7:00 p.m. | Bowdoin College Museum of Art

Anne Collins Goodyear and Frank H. Goodyear, co-directors, lead a discussion of the exhibition.