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Stuart, Gilbert 1755-1828

Works: 870 works in 1,106 publications in 2 languages and 14,052 library holdings
Genres: Biography  History  Biographies  Exhibition catalogs  Sources  Portraits  Records and correspondence  Pictorial works  Maps  Juvenile works 
Roles: Author, Illustrator, Artist, Printer
Classifications: ND237.S8, 759.13
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Gilbert Stuart by Carrie Rebora Barratt( Book )

11 editions published in 2004 in English and held by 702 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The organization of this study follows Stuart through the eight cities in which he worked: Newport and Scotland (1755-75), London (1775-87), Dublin (1787-93), New York (1793-94), Philadelphia (1794-1803), Washington (1803-5), and Boston (1805-28). A short essay about the artist's experience in each city precedes catalogue entries on more than ninety portraits, all illustrated in color. A special section is devoted to Stuart's celebrated portraits of George Washington."--Jacket
The genius of Gilbert Stuart by Dorinda Evans( Book )

2 editions published in 1999 in English and held by 674 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Gilbert Stuart was probably the most gifted American portraitist of the late eighteenth and early nineteenth centuries. He is best known for his "Athenaeum" portrait of George Washington, which is today a national icon. In this book, Dorinda Evans combines a wealth of original insights with revealing new documentation to present a long-needed, scholarly treatment of Stuart's life and influential work." "In assessing Stuart's artistic importance, Evans argues that his 1796 "Athenaeum" portrait of Washington - the most recognized likeness of the president - was a landmark in the expression of contemporary ideas about moral strength. More generally, she shows that Stuart's painting reflected a genius for interpreting the sitter's personality and a growing awareness of painting's public role in conveying uplifting messages about social dignity and virtue. She challenges the view that his later paintings show a decline, revealing many as concerned with expressing the human soul in a fresh and naturalistic way." "Evans also explores Stuart's private life, discounting recent portrayals of him as an outcast and a confidence trickster. She concludes that his notoriously erratic behavior, which veered from prolonged lethargy to reckless activity and extravagance, was a sign of manic-depressive illness. Evans gathers information about Stuart from a wide variety of previously untapped sources, including unpublished interviews with the artist that shed new light on controversies over his portraits of Washington and Thomas Jefferson."--Jacket
The history and topography; of the United States by John Howard Hinton( Book )

in English and held by 66 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Sermons by the late Rev. J.S. Buckminster. : With a memoir of his life and character by J. S Buckminster( Book )

3 editions published in 1814 in English and held by 54 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The life of George Washington, commander in chief of the American forces during the war which established the independence of his country, and first president of the United States by John Marshall( Book )

4 editions published between 1832 and 1840 in English and held by 48 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The life of George Washington by Jared Sparks( Book )

4 editions published between 1839 and 1844 in English and held by 46 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Biography of George Washington (1732-1799), first President of the United States. Vol. 2 contains chapters 21-40, covering the period between the summer of 1776 (and the subsequent winter at Valley Forge) to the death of George Washington after his presidency. Thus this volume covers most of his command of the Revolutionary Army, his chairmanship of the Constitutional Convention in Philadelphia, and his two terms as President. The chapters chiefly deal with his military and political life, rather than his personal life
Two discourses, occasioned by the death of General George Washington, at Mount Vernon, December 14, 1799 by Uzal Ogden( Book )

8 editions published in 1800 in English and held by 39 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Works of Fisher Ames by Fisher Ames( Book )

3 editions published in 1809 in English and held by 32 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The history and topography of the United States of North America, from the earliest period to the present time. Ed. by John Howard Hinton by John Howard Hinton( Book )

in English and held by 25 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

[Masterworks of art] from Da Vinci to Picasso( Visual )

1 edition published in 1985 in English and held by 11 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Gives a broad sampling of different artistic styles and periods. Each reproduction lists biographical information and the artist and information concerning the original painting
Mécanique céleste. by Pierre Simon Laplace( Book )

in English and held by 10 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

First edition of the first complete English translation, limited to 250 copies. In the original edition of the Traité de Mécanique Céleste, Laplace codified and developed the theories and achievements of Newton, Euler, d’Alembert, and Lagrange. He showed that the universe was really a great self-regulating machine and the whole solar system could continue on its existing plan for an immense period of time. This was a long step forward from the Newtonian uncertainties in this respect. Bowditch (1773-1838), undertook the translation of Laplace’s great book in order to supply steps omitted from the original text, to incorporate later results into the translation, and to give credits omitted by Laplace. In the translation and extensive commentary, Bowditch sought to make Laplace’s extremely difficult text more accessible. "Outside of France, particularly in English-speaking countries, Bowditch’s edition, rather than the original, was often the means of learning about the mechanics of the heavens."D.S.B., II, p. 368. Bowditch published this large work at his own expense. The biography of him in Vol. IV, prepared by his son Henry Ingersoll Bowditch, remains the best to this day
The twelve stars of our republic : our nation's gift-book to her young citizens ; elegantly illustrated by Edwin Williams( Book )

3 editions published in 1850 in English and held by 9 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A history of the United States. For families and libraries by Benson John Lossing( Book )

1 edition published in 1872 in English and held by 9 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Elegant extracts, or, useful and entertaining passages from the best English authors and translations : principally designed for the use of young persons by Vicesimus Knox( Book )

3 editions published in 1826 in English and held by 8 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Gilbert Stuart, portraitist of the young republic, 1755-1828 by National Gallery of Art (U.S.)( Book )

3 editions published in 1967 in English and held by 8 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Gilbert Stuart by Richard B. K McLanathan( Book )

3 editions published between 1986 and 1989 in English and Undetermined and held by 6 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The life and works of the father of American portraiture
Gilbert Stuart by William T Whitley( Book )

3 editions published in 1932 in Undetermined and English and held by 5 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Gilbert Stuart; a great life in brief by James Thomas Flexner( Book )

2 editions published between 1955 and 1995 in Undetermined and held by 3 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This is Flexner's portrait of Gilbert Stuart, painter of George Washington and other founding fathers, who once shied away from a self-portrait he had begun to please his bride. Flexner presents us with a portrait such as the artist himself would have constructed it: frank, without flattery, profound, and soul-stirring. Born in poverty in Rhode Island, Stuart became through his art the intimate of the great of two continents. Yet he never abandoned his disdain for worldly rank, or his fascination with character. He made huge sums in England, but spent even more in dissipation. Prison yawned for him, and he fled his creditors. During the thirty-five American years he painted with brilliance, creating a unique portrait manner. His rank as an artist was never questioned, but his nerves would not quiet. He drank, fought with his wife, and tormented his children. He died as he had lived: famous and bankrupt
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Gilbert Stuart
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Stuart, Gilbert Charles

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The genius of Gilbert Stuart