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Thomas Jefferson (1743-1826)
Asher Brown Durand (1796-1886); after Gilbert Stuart (1755-1828)
Oil on canvas, circa 1835
New-York Historical Society
Gift of the New-York Gallery of Fine Arts

Author of the Declaration of Independence, first Secretary of State and third President, Jefferson was Hamilton's colleague, nemesis and survivor. Hamilton worked with him, fought him, and backed him for President over Aaron Burr in 1800. This painting is a copy of an 1805 portrait of Jefferson at the pinnacle of success, before the disasters of his second presidential term have fallen on him.


Philip Schuyler John Adams William Bayard Egbert Benson Aaron Burr Theodosia Burr Angelica Schuyler Church DeWitt Clinton George Clinton William Coleman Rev. Myles Cooper James Duane Mrs. James Duane Albert Gallatin Elizabeth Hamilton Dr. David Hosack John Jay Thomas Jefferson Marquis de Lafayette Robert Livingston James Madison Mrs. James Madison Albert Gallatin Gouveneur Morris Robert Morris James Rivington Mrs. Philip Schuyler Ambrose Spencer George Washington Martha Washington Thomas Jefferson Rufus King