Major-General Henry Dearborn

A work made of oil on mahogany panel.
CC0 Public Domain Designation

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  • A work made of oil on mahogany panel.

Date:

1812

Artist:

Gilbert Stuart
American, 1755–1828

About this artwork

Gilbert Stuart’s idealized portrayal of Major-General Henry Dearborn presents an aging, yet robust military leader invigorated by power and the challenge of the War of 1812. A Revolutionary War hero who served as secretary of war during Thomas Jefferson’s two presidential terms (1801–09), Dearborn continued his service as senior major-general in the 1812 campaign. This work is one of several likenesses Stuart executed of American
military and political men, among them his well-known depictions of George Washington. Stuart painted directly on the panel or canvas over the course of several sittings, capturing the new country’s fervent nationalism in skillful, vigorous portraits.

On View

American Art, Gallery 169

Artist

Gilbert Stuart

Title

Major-General Henry Dearborn

Origin

Roxbury

Date

1812

Medium

Oil on mahogany panel

Dimensions

71.5 × 57.1 cm (28 3/16 × 22 1/2 in.)

Credit Line

Friends of American Art Collection

Reference Number

1913.793

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