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Accession # SRM1991-25.1

Painting

ca. 1830


This is an oil portrait of Caroline Smith, reported to be the wife of an ambassador to the Texas Republic. The artist may have been Gilbert Stuart. Because he portrayed virtually all the notable men and women of the Federal period in the United States, Stuart was declared the "Father of American Portraiture" by his contemporaries. Born in Rhode Island, the artist trained and worked in London, England, and Dublin, Ireland, from 1775 to 1793. He then returned to America with the specific intention of painting President Washington's portrait. “Caroline Smith” was painted in the 1830s.




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