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John Adams

John Adams

Not on view
Artist: 
Mather Brown (American, 1761–1831)
Date: 
1788
Medium: 
Oil on canvas
Dimensions: 
35 1/2 x 28 1/16 in. (90.2 x 71.3 cm)
Description: 

The sitter in three-quarter view, turning to his left. Short curled wig, high coat collar, ruffled shirt, buff coat. Red velvet curtains and chair, green cover on table, Thomas Jefferson's "History of Virginia" at his left, dark background. His right hand is on the table holding a sheath of paper, with a quill visible behind it.

Credit Line: 

Bequest of George Francis Parkman, 1908

Object Number: 
UR72