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Collection: American Art
Date: 1790-1791
Artist/Maker: Gilbert Stuart
Classification: Paintings

Gilbert Stuart's double portrait of Anna Dorothea Foster and Charlotte Anna Dick is an early, important, and unusual work in his oeuvre. The painting was executed in Dublin, where Stuart lived from 1787 until 1793. His time in Dublin was preceded by twelve years in London, where he studied the works of Reynolds, Romney, and Gainsborough and assisted Benjamin West with his artistic commissions.

Collection: Estate Archives
Date: undated
Classification: Photographs

A studio portrait of Anna Webster Mitchell, who was a teacher at the Five Row school.

Collection: Historic House
Date: circa 1918
Classification: Furniture

The walnut open armchair in the Jacobean style has baluster-and-block turned legs and stretchers, and curved arms. The arched and canted back and plain seat are covered in wool upholstery depicting red fruits overall (pomegranates, raspberries, cherries, and others) with green leaves on a dark-green background. The turned stretchers are let in to each other and the legs at blocks alternating with balusters. The back legs are square.

Collection: Historic House
Date: circa 1917
Classification: Furniture

One of a pair of Jacobean-style walnut open armchairs with barley-twist legs, stretchers and arm supports, the latter terminating in figures of crouched lions, and rectangular backs and seats upholstered in wool gros-point tapestry worked in polychrome threads on a gold ground and trimmed with polychrome wool-and-tassel fringe. The upholstery scenes on the backs of the two chairs are different. This example shows three men dressed as Roman soldiers standing in a landscape with trees.