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    Artist Name:

    Gilbert Stuart

    Nationality & Life Dates:

    American, 1755–1828


    Portrait of Hugh Percy, Second Duke of Northumberland


    ca. 1788


    Oil on canvas


    29 1/4 x 24 1/2 inches

    Credit Line:

    Purchase with funds from Alfred Austell Thornton in memory of Leila Austell Thornton and Albert Edward Thornton, Sr., and Sarah Miller Venable and William Hoyt Venable

    Accession Number:


    Currently Not on View
    Gilbert Stuart was the most successful portraitist of early America, demonstrating his tremendous natural talent and wit in the representation of likeness and character. Stuart is known for his portraits of some of the most famous American men and women of his era, particularly those he made of George Washington. In order to master the techniques of late-eighteenth-century English portraiture, Stuart took extended trips to London and Dublin, where this painting was created. He returned to America in 1793, where he spent the rest of his life.

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