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Lucinda Smith, Mrs. George Alexander Otis (1809). Gilbert Stuart (American, 1755-1828). Oil on canvas. Museum of the Shenandoah Valley. Stuart depicted the sitter’s complex expression and exquisite skin tones and how her scarf drapes over her head and around her arm. Unlike his contemporaries, Stuart did not sketch a preliminary design onto the canvas but instead applied paint directly onto ...

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