American Paintings by Our Ancestors

The Historical Activities Committee undertook the Portrait Survey in the early 1970′s to help provide The National Museum of American Art, Smithsonian Institution with an inventory of early portraits. The Smithsonian continues to be interested in adding  information about pictures and portraits  by American painters prior to 1914.  For information about this project contact:

Inventory of American Paintings
Smithsonian American Art Museum
VB 3100   MRC 970
P.O. Box 37012
Washington D.C. 20013-7012

 

 

 

Featured Paintings & Portraits

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John Marshall, Dumbarton House Collection

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Silas Deane, c. 1766, William Johnson.

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Senator John Brown, Matthew Jouett, ca. 1825.

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Andrew Low, George W. Conarroe, 1836.

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Thomas Riche’ Smith, 1809-1814, John Wesley Jarvis