|John Adams, 1782-83, John Trumbull, official White house Portrait.|
"Speaking generally, no penance is like having one's picture done. You must sit in a constrained and unnatural position, which is a trial to the temper. But I should like to sit to Stuart from the first of January to the last of December, for he lets me do just what I please, and keeps me constantly amused by his conversation."
— John Adams
Copyright, Jim LaneAdams by Stuart, painted over the course of about 40 years.
The two on the upper-right are identical except for the warmer flesh tones and the red suit.
Copyright, Jim LaneJohn Adams, John Singleton Copley
Copyright, Jim LaneOnly the flesh tones differ between Durand's copy and Stuart's original.
|John Adams, James Sharples.|
|Portrait of John Adams, 1798, William Winstanley|
|John Adams, 1788, |
|John Adams, ca. 1816, |
Samuel F.B. Morse
|Abigail Adams Supervising a Servant in the White House, 1866, Gordon Phillips.|
(That's the East Room, by the way.)
|First Lady Abigail Smith Adams, 1800-16, Gilbert Stuart.|
(The title "First Lady" was not commonly used until the 1870s.)
|John Adams, 2012, Robert Joyner|