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John Adams (1735-1826)
Painting

mid 19th century to late 19th century
41 x 35 in. (104.14 x 88.9 cm)

John Gadsby Chapman (Washington DC, 1808 - 1889, Brooklyn, NY) Artist

Object Type: Painting
Medium and Support: oil on canvas
Credit Line: Gift of the Linton and Surget Families
Accession Number: 1889.36-O

Web Notes
A notable figurehead and leader in patriot cause, John Adams first rose to prominence as a delegate to the First and Second Continental Congresses. As a continued contributor throughout the independence movement, Adams secured the position of George Washington’s vice president, later becoming Washington’s successor from 1797-1801. John Gadsby Chapman portraited the late president, a work that can be found within the Newcomb Art Museum’s collection.

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