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John Adams

John Adams, c. 1821, oil on wood by Gilbert Stuart

 

This likeness was painted when the second president was in his eighties. However, Stuart copied it from a much earlier National Gallery picture, the portrait of Adams he began from life studies in 1800.

 

www.nga.gov/fcgi-bin/tinfo_f?object=56913&detail=none

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Taken on December 19, 2008