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George Washington (Gilbert Stuart - Metropolitan Museum of Art)
Gilbert Stuart: George Washington  wikidata:Q19925349 
creator QS:P170,Q41402
Gilbert Stuart: George Washington
Portrait of George Washington
Object type painting
Genre portrait
Caption from the museum's website

This portrait of President Washington, called the Gibbs-Channing-Avery portrait, is one of eighteen similar works known as the Vaughan group. The first of this type, presumably painted from life and then copied in all the others, originally belonged to Samuel Vaughan, a London merchant living in Philadelphia and a close friend of Washington. This original portrait by Stuart, painted in 1795 according to Rembrandt Peale, was subsequently acquired by Joseph Harrison of Philadelphia. While in Harrison's collection, Rembrandt Peale copied it many times. The version now in the Metropolitan Museum of Art, considered to be one of the earliest and best replicas, was sold to Stuart's close friend, Colonel George Gibbs, and subsequently descended in the Gibbs family.

Depicted people George Washington
Date 1795
Medium oil on canvas
Dimensions Height: 76.8 cm (30.2 ″); Width: 64.1 cm (25.2 ″)
dimensions QS:P2048,+76.8U174728;P2049,+64.1U174728
institution QS:P195,Q160236
Current location
Gallery 755
Accession number
Object history
Caption from the museum's website

- George Gibbs, New York (1795);
- his sister, Mrs. William E. Channing, Boston (before 1833–57);
- her son, William F. Channing, Providence, Rhode Island (1857–89);
- Samuel Putnam Avery Sr., New York (1889–d. 1904);
- his son, Samuel Putnam Avery Jr., New York (1904–7)

Credit line Rogers Fund, 1907
References described by source: Heilbrunn Timeline of Art History
George Washington 
painting by Gilbert Stuart (Metropolitan Museum of Art, 07.160)
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LocationMetropolitan Museum of Art, Manhattan, New York City, New York
Country of origin
Inventory number
  • 1795
  • 64.1 cm
  • 76.8 cm
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