Jane Stuart

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Jane Stuart
Born 1812
Boston, Massachusetts
Died 1888
Newport, Rhode Island
Residence 86 Mill Street
Newport, Rhode Island
Nationality American
Occupation Painter
Parent(s) Gilbert Stuart

Jane Stuart (1812–1888) was an American painter.


Early life[edit]

Jane Stuart was born in 1812 in Boston, Massachusetts.[1][2][3][4] She was the daughter of renowned painter Gilbert Stuart (1755–1828).[1][3][4][5][6]


After her father's death in 1828, she opened a studio in Boston and started selling paintings, especially replicas of her father's portrait of President George Washington (1732–1799).[3][4][6] In 1834, she painted Scene from a Novel or a Subject from Literature, now owned by Vanderbilt University in Nashville, Tennessee.[2] Her painting A Portrait of Commodore Oliver Hazard Perry belonged to Brown University in Providence, Rhode Island until it was sold by Christie's in 1999.[7] From 1827 to 1870, her work was often exhibited at the Boston Athenæum as well as at the National Academy Museum and School in New York City.[3]

In the 1850s, her studio burned and she moved to her family home in Newport, Rhode Island.[3] By 1886, she moved to 86 Mill Street in Newport.[1] During that time, she continued to paint and occasionally wrote for Scribner's Monthly.[8] Though she was financially strapped, she kept up appearances during the Gilded Age by selling her father's paintings or her reproductions of them.[1]


She died in 1888.[1][2][4]

Secondary source[edit]


  1. ^ a b c d e Newport Historical Society
  2. ^ a b c Vanderbilt University Fine Arts Gallery
  3. ^ a b c d e Dale T. Johnson, American Portrait Miniatures in the Manney Collection, New York, New York: The Metropolitan Museum of Art, 1990, p. 207 [1]
  4. ^ a b c d Paula E. Calvin, Deborah A. Deacon, American Women Artists in Wartime, 1776-2010, Jefferson, North Carolina: McFarland & Company, 2011, pp. 44-46 [2]
  5. ^ Patricia Dunlavy Valenti, Sophia Peabody Hawthorne: 1809-1847, Columbia, Missouri: University of Missouri Press, 2004, p. 24 [3]
  6. ^ a b Ann Lee Morgan, The Oxford Dictionary of American Art and Artists, Oxford: Oxford University Press, 2007, p. 413 [4]
  7. ^ Christie's: A Portrait of Commodore Oliver Hazard Perry
  8. ^ James Thomas Flexner, America's Old Masters, Mineola, New York: Courier Dover Publications, 1967, p. 351 [5]
  9. ^ Google Books