Philadelphia in Philadelphia County, Pennsylvania — The American Northeast (Mid-Atlantic)
Gilbert Stuart House
The new 3-1/2 story brick house on this site in 1795 was ideally located for artist Gilbert Stuart. All of America's national leaders were close at hand. The U.S. Congress met only one block away, the Supreme Court held sessions across the street, and President George Washington lived minutes away.
Only through the skill of the artist could the likenesses of the rich and famous be preserved. Washington, like many others, stoically endured the boredom of sitting for hours while the artist sketched.
Erected by Independence National Historical Park.
Location. 39° 56.935′ N, 75° 8.944′ W. Marker is in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, in Philadelphia County. Marker is at the intersection of 5th Street and Chestnut Street, on the right when traveling north on 5th Street. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Philadelphia PA 19106, United States of America.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Library of the American Philosophical Society (a few steps from this marker); The Signer (a few steps from this marker); Philosophical Hall (within shouting distance of this marker); Philadelphia Bank Building (within shouting distance of this marker); John F. Kennedy (within shouting distance of this marker); Abraham Lincoln (within shouting distance of this marker); Independence Hall (within shouting distance of this marker); A Street Scene in the Capital City (about 300 feet away, measured in a direct line). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Philadelphia.
Regarding Gilbert Stuart House. Round Inset
Self-portrait of Gilbert Stuart about 1786. Courtesy Metropolitan Museum of Art.
Portrait of George Washington by Gilbert Stuart, 1797, oil on canvas. Courtesy The Pennsylvania Academy of the Fine Arts.
The house no longer exist.
Also see . . . Gilbert Stuart at FindAGrave.com. (Submitted on July 21, 2011, by Mike Wintermantel of Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania.)
Categories. • Arts, Letters, Music • Government • Notable Persons •
Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. This page originally submitted on July 16, 2008, by Bill Pfingsten of Bel Air, Maryland. This page has been viewed 1,005 times since then and 36 times this year. Photo 1. submitted on July 16, 2008, by Bill Pfingsten of Bel Air, Maryland.