Mrs. Adam Babcock (Martha Hubbard)

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Stuart painted Martha Hubbard Babcock and her husband, Captain Adam Babcock, shortly after the artist moved to Boston at the invitation of the senator of Massachusetts. Stuart had gained considerable celebrity for his iconic images of George Washington and was widely considered one of America’s finest portrait painters.

Gilbert Stuart

American, 1755–1828

Mrs. Adam Babcock (Martha Hubbard)

c. 1806

Oil on panel

32 7/8 × 26 3/8 in. (83.5 × 67 cm) Frame: 40 3/8 × 34 3/8 × 4 1/4 in. (102.6 × 87.3 × 10.8 cm)

Gift of Sarah Higginson Begley, 1994