Mrs. Adam Babcock (Martha Hubbard)

Gilbert Stuart

American, 1755–1828

Mrs. Adam Babcock (Martha Hubbard)

c. 1806

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.

Medium oil on panel
Dimensions 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)
Object Number 1994.14
Acquisition Gift of Sarah Higginson Begley, 1994
Status On View

Image Caption

Gilbert Stuart, Mrs. Adam Babcock (Martha Hubbard), c. 1806, oil on panel. Clark Art Institute, gift of Sarah Higginson Begley, 1994.14

Select Bibliography

Barratt, Carrie Rebora and Ellen G. Miles. Gilbert Stuart.  Exhibition catalogue. New York: The Metropolitan Museum of Art; New Haven: Yale University Press, 2004.