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James Madison (1750/51-1836)

Object Number: 
1939.243
Date: 
ca. 1820-1840
Medium: 
Graphite on ivory
Dimensions: 
Overall: 3 1/2 x 2 3/4 in. ( 8.9 x 7 cm )
Marks: 
Signed: lower right:"T.C.Lubbers"
Gallery Label: 
The portrait by Gilbert Stuart on which this miniature is based was owned by President Madison and hung in his home, Montpelier, in Virginia; it is now owned by Colonial Williamsburg.
Credit Line: 
Gift of Mary Madison McGuire
Due to ongoing research, information about this object is subject to change.
Creative: Tronvig Group