Art: Never Before

John Gilbert Winant, onetime (1925-26) Governor of New Hampshire, bought for his private collection the famed Edgehill portrait of Thomas Jefferson, painted by Gilbert Stuart. He bought it from Francis Burton Harrison, great-great-nephew of Thomas Jefferson, onetime (1913-21) Governor General of the Philippine Islands, now resident of Scotland. Never until now has this portrait, by many , regarded as the finest ever made by famed Gilbert Stuart, valued at $100,000, belonged to a person in no way related to famed Thomas Jefferson.

Edsel Ford last week purchased Gilbert Stuart's portrait of Major-General Henry...

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