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|Essay by Eileen Warburton; catalog entries by Cora Lee
Gibbs; introduction by Judith Sobol
|Newport, Rhode Island, has
always been a fabled American city. From 1639 when it was founded by
religious dissidents from the Massachusetts Bay Colony until the
Revolution, it was one of the five most important commercial centers
in the colonies, aided, no doubt, by its unusual policy of religious
toleration. Occupied and burned by the British during the war,
Newport never regained its commercial importance, but by the end of
the nineteenth century it had become the Gilded Ages most
glamorous resort community and site of the grandest parties and
summer houses of the national Social Register. Though much of the
glamour has evaporated, it is still one of most visited summer
In 1992, the Newport Art Museum assembled an exhibition of 223
portraits of Newporters painted over a period of three centuries. It
presented not just a gallery of the Newport elite and some of its
haute bourgeoisie, but also a showcase of the most famous
portraitists and portrait styles throughout United States history.
Artists represented in this collection range from the great colonial
portraitists Gilbert Stuart, Robert Feke, and John Singleton Copley
to such modern figures as Diego Rivera, Larry Rivers, and Andy
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