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George Washington Gilbert Stuart Samuel Parkman Boston Museum of fine Arts

Samuel Parkman commissioned Gilbert Stuart to paint a full length oil portrait of U.S. President George Washington, which Samuel later gifted to the Town of Boston on the 30th anniversary of the signing of The Declaration of Independence on the 4th of July 1806 where the painting hung in the Faneuil Hall and now in the Boston Museum of Fine Arts. The painting by Gilbert Stuart is of George Washington ,in Dorchester Heights, full-length in uniform, standing by a white horse, holding his bridle in his left hand and his chapeau in his right.

The full-length Washington, on the other side of the great painting, is a Gilbert Stuart. It, also, was presented to the town by Samuel Parkman, in 1806. :

http://books.google.com/books?id=QvkMAAAAYAAJ&pg=PA12&lpg=PA12&dq=samuel+parkman,+boston+museum+of+fine+arts&source=bl&ots=jaxkhkLxJx&sig=h3Yc-WYm8l2towZ1r2V-hTj5HJA&hl=en&ei=EBrbSYiBFIOIyAXKp4TCCA&sa=X&oi=book_result&ct=result&resnum=6

This oil portrait is approximately 9 feet tall by 6 feet wide.

 

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Washington at Dorchester Heights

1806
Gilbert Stuart (American, 1755–1828)


DIMENSIONS

274.95 x 180.34 cm (108 1/4 x 71 in.)

ACCESSION NUMBER

L-R 30.76a

MEDIUM OR TECHNIQUE

Oil on panel

ON VIEW

Kristin and Roger Servison Gallery (Gallery 133)

COLLECTIONS

Americas

CLASSIFICATIONS

Paintings

Provenance

The artist; commissioned for the town of Boston by Samuel Parkman, 1806; deposited by the City of Boston, 1876.

Credit Line

Deposited by the City of Boston

 

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Other Parkman provenance artwork at the Boston museum of fine Arts:

http://www.mfa.org/search?search_api_views_fulltext=parkman

 

 

 

Samuel Parkman commissioned Gilbert Stuart to create this life sized oil painting than hung at Faneuil Hall (see above the bottom right side painting) that now is on display at The Boston Museum of Fine Art.

See this Video at the 1:56 minute mark filmed at Faneuil Hall in Boston where the George Washington Oil Painting by Gilbert Stuart hung at the time. (shame on Mitt Romney’s “liberal views”) : 

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George Washington oil portrait by Gilbert Stuart donated on 4th July 1806 by Samuel Parkman at Faneuil Hall – see above painting at bottom right.

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Faneuil_Hall

GILBERT STUART’S 1796 OIL PAINTING/PORTRAIT OF GEORGE WASHINGTON APPEARS ON EVERY US $1 DOLLAR BILL (SEE BOTH BELOW)

(see page 3 of this blog “Sarah Francis Lightner Brownlee” for other ties to George Washington & Thomas Jefferson mentioned below)



GEORGE WASHINGTON & THOMAS JEFFERSON LINKS TO NATURAL BRIDGE, VA:

Some believe George Washington came to the site in 1750 as a young surveyor on behalf of Thomas Fairfax, 6th Lord Fairfax of Cameron.[4] To support claims that Washington surveyed the area, some tour guides claim the initials “G.W.” on the wall of the bridge, 23 ft. up, were carved by the future president. Legend also has it that George Washington threw a rock from the bottom of Cedar Creek over the bridge. In 1927, a large stone was found, also engraved “G.W.” and bearing a surveyor’s cross, which historians accepted as proof that he indeed surveyed the bridge.[5]


Thomas Jefferson purchased the bridge (@ Natural Bridge,VA) for $2.40 from King George III. He also built a cabin there while he was president.

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Natural_Bridge_(Virginia)


King George III

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/George_III_of_the_United_Kingdom

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Samuel Parkman spoon Paul Revere Jr B18707

Teaspoon (one of a pair)

about 1795
Paul Revere, Jr. (American, 1734–1818)


Object Place: Boston, Massachusetts, United States

CATALOGUE RAISONNÉ

Buhler, 1972, No. 397

DIMENSIONS

13.81 cm (5 7/16 in.)

ACCESSION NUMBER

35.1806

MEDIUM OR TECHNIQUE

Silver

NOT ON VIEW

COLLECTIONS

Americas

CLASSIFICATIONS

Silver flatware

Provenance

Samuel Parkman, m. first Sarah Shaw, 1773, second Sarah Rogers, 1784; subsequent history unknown; given to the Museum by the collector Pauline Revere Thayer.

Credit Line

Pauline Revere Thayer Collection

http://www.mfa.org/collections/object/teaspoon-one-of-a-pair-38605

 

Other Parkman provenance artwork at the Boston museum of fine Arts:

http://www.mfa.org/search?search_api_views_fulltext=parkman

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