Portrait of Hugh Percy, Second Duke of Northumberland

Gilbert Stuart1788/1788

High Museum of Art

High Museum of Art
Atlanta, GA, United States

Gilbert Stuart was the most successful portraitist of early America, demonstrating his tremendous natural talent and wit in the representation of likeness and character. Stuart is known for his portraits of some of the most famous American men and women of his era, particularly those he made of George Washington. In order to master the techniques of late-eighteenth-century English portraiture, Stuart took extended trips to London and Dublin, where this painting was created. He returned to America in 1793, where he spent the rest of his life.


  • Title: Portrait of Hugh Percy, Second Duke of Northumberland
  • Creator: Gilbert Stuart
  • Creator Lifespan: 1755/1828
  • Creator Nationality: American
  • Creator Gender: M
  • Date: 1788/1788
  • Provenance: High Museum of Art, Atlanta; Purchase with funds from Alfred Austell Thornton in memory of Leila Austell Thornton and Albert Edward Thornton, Sr., and Sarah Miller Venable and William Hoyt Venable
  • Type: Paintings
  • Rights: Photo © 2015 High Museum of Art
  • External Link: High Museum of Art: www.high.org
  • Medium: Oil on canvas
  • Dimensions: 29 1/4 x 24 1/2 inches

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