Long Look at: The Skater (Portrait of William Grant) by Gilbert Stuart
Listen to the Story: 8 minutes
This full-length portrait of Scottish lawyer William Grant was Stuart’s first but already he was innovating. We’ll find out how a cold day in the studio led to this creative variation on a standard portrait pose and just what the heck the Serpentine greeting is!
We’ll also find out how despite his fame and plenty of work, Stuart ripped off the first First Lady, Martha Washington!