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Monday
Jul272009

Gilbert Stuart Homestead, Saunderstown, Rhode Island

Gilbert Stuart (December 3, 1755 – July 9, 1828) gained fame for his many portraits of George Washington. His most famous portrait is the Athenaeum Portrait. His father immigrated from Scotland in 1751 and built the mill shown in these pictures. The mill was a business venture with a partner to produce snuff from tobacco. The younger Stuart was a prodigious artist and painted the portrait of Washington that was used on the one-dollar bill.

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