NPG Acquires Federalist Paintings

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Two Federalist portraits, one of Alexander Hamilton by John Trumbull, and one of Congressman Fisher Ames by Gilbert Stuart, are donated to the National Portrait Gallery in mid-December 1979, by the Henry Cabot Lodge family of Massachusetts.


  • Ames, Fisher 1758-1808
  • Hamilton, Alexander 1757-1804
  • Lodge, Henry Cabot 1850-1924
  • Stuart, Gilbert 1755-1828
  • Trumbull, John 1756-1843
  • National Portrait Gallery (U.S.)


Chronology of Smithsonian History


  • There is a reproduction of the Hamilton portrait featured in both the Annual Report for 1980 and the "Torch," 1/1980.
  • Torch, 1/1980, p. 1
  • Annual Report of the Smithsonian Institution for the year 1980, p. 215

Contact information

Institutional History Division, Smithsonian Institution Archives, 600 Maryland Avenue, S.W., Washington, D.C. 20024-2520,


December, 1979


  • Art
  • Portraits
  • Gifts
  • Art objects

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