Stuart, Gilbert

Newport, RI — Completed in 1739, it was the state house of Rhode Island until 1901.
 
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Saunderston, RI — This restored house, built in 1750, was the birthplace of painter Gilbert Stuart.
 
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Newport, RI — Built 1748—54 and considered one of the ten best colonial homes existing in the U.S.
 
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Washington, DC — Contains historical portraits, including works by John Trumbull, Gilbert Stuart, John Singleton Copley, Mather Brown, and others.
 
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Philadelphia, PA — Founded by Charles Willson Peale, William Rush, and others in 1805, this is the oldest art museum/school in the U.S. Includes works by Charles Willson Peale, William Rush, Benjamin West, Rembrandt Peale, Gilbert Stuart, and Thomas Sully.
 
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Newport, RI — Chartered in 1747 and opened to the public in 1750, it is the oldest circulating library in the U.S.
 
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No man ever loved Massachusetts with greater intensity than did [Massachusetts Royal Governor] Thomas Hutchinson. He had written her history, fought for her boundaries, re-established her currency, seen to it that her courts and judicial system were kept to a high standard. He had honestly believed in the centralization of power, and that the centre should be in London. The side which won did not, and yet their grandchildren (two of Paul Revere’s among them) were to be dying within a century for the centralization of power in the Federal Government. Hutchinson lost everything by backing the wrong system at the wrong time.... Yet if the other side had won, Thomas Hutchinson would undoubtedly be regarded as one of our great patriots.

Esther Forbes
Paul Revere & The World He Lived In (1942)