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Portraits


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Mathew Brady Portraits survey the life and work of this pioneering photojournalist and portraitist best known for his photographs of the Civil War. Visitors can read about Brady's contributions toward...  (National Portrait Gallery, supported by Smithsonian Institution)
Portraits of Named Enlisted Civil War Men presents portrait photos of more than 50 Civil War soldiers with the rank of private, corporal or sergeant...  (Library of Congress)
Gilbert Stuart: Exhibition examines the life and career of early America's most successful portraitist. The son of a Rhode Island snuff miller, Stuart (1755-1828) mastered portraiture in London and Dublin...  (National Gallery of Art)
America's First Look into the Camera: Daguerreotype Portraits and Views, 1839-1864 consists of more than 650 photographs dating from 1839 to 1864. Portrait daguerreotypes produced by the Mathew Brady studio make up the major portion of the collection. The collection...  (Library of Congress)
Taking the Long View: Panoramic Photographs, ca. 1851-1991 presents 4000 images of American cityscapes, landscapes, and group portraits...  (Library of Congress)
Creative Americans: Portraits by Carl Van Vechten, 1932-1964 displays 1,395 photographs by Van Vechten, primarily studio portraits of people involved in the arts, including musicians, dancers, artists, literati, theatrical, film, and television...  (Library of Congress)
The Gallery's American Collection Online features American paintings from the late 1700s-1900s. Included are works by John Copley, Henry Tanner, John Sargent, James Whistler, Gilbert Stuart, and more. Much art of the...  (National Gallery of Art)
Chardin and Portraiture showcases an artist who was called the "great magician" for his still lifes and scenes of everyday activity. Jean Siméon Chardin was a member of the Royal Academy who painted...  (National Gallery of Art)
Gilbert Stuart: Works portrayed virtually all the notable men and women of the Federal period in the U.S., and was declared the "Father of American Portraiture" by his contemporaries. Stuart portrayed...  (National Gallery of Art)
Gilbert Stuart: Paints the First Five Presidents looks at the Gibbs-Coolidge paintings, the only surviving complete set of portraits depicting the first five U.S. presidents. Commissioned by Colonel George Gibbs of Rhode Island, it...  (National Gallery of Art)
George Washington: A National Treasure takes an in-depth look at the famous Gilbert Stuart portrait of our first president. Explore the symbolic, artistic, and biographic meanings of the sword and books by clicking on...  (Smithsonian Institution)
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