American Colonial Portaits: 1700-1776

October 9, 1987 – January 10, 1988

National Portrait Gallery
8th and F Streets, NW
Washington, DC

1st Floor Floor Plan

The first exhibition anywhere since the 1930s to be devoted solely to Colonial portraiture focuses on the self-image of the sitter; the portrait as a symbol of achievement, status, and power; and the increasing sophistication of the Colonial artist.

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