Mrs. Blades and her Daughter
  • Mrs. Blades and her Daughter

    TitleMrs. Blades and her Daughter
  • Technique/ MaterialOil on canvas
  • DimensionsDimensions: (h x b) 74 x 59 cm
    Frame: (h x b x dj) 95 x 79 x 7 cm
  • DatingMade 1775 - 1787
  • Artist/Maker Artist: Gilbert Stuart, American, born 1755, dead 1828
  • CategoryPaintings, Paintings
  • Classificationpainting
  • Inventory No.NM 6178
  • AcquisitionPurchase 1968 with contribution from Nationalmusei Vänner and other donors
  • Description
    Images and media

    Gilbert Stuart was born in Rhode Island when it was a British colony. He became the young American nation’s most prominent portraitist. Despite his slow working method he was very productive. Several of his works are unfinished, including his most famous one of George Washington. His portraits show empathy and insightful acuity. Stuart also worked in Scotland and England, where he executed the painting of Mrs Blades and her daughter.