CLOSED. OPEN TOMORROW AT 10
OPEN

18th and 19th Century American Paintings and Sculpture

Permanent Exhibition

Galleries 1, 4, and 5

BUY TICKETS

American paintings, from colonial portraits to Civil War-era landscapes, occupy the Gibbes Grand Gallery. Portraits of leading political, social, and military figures include works by Jeremiah Theus, Henry Benbridge, Benjamin West, Gilbert Stuart, Thomas Sully and Samuel F.B. Morse. The gallery also features landscape and genre scenes by Angelica Kaufmann, Louis Mignot, Eastman Johnson, Conrad Wise Chapman, and William Aiken Walker. The paintings collection is complemented by examples of neoclassical sculpture on view in the Campbell Rotunda, and decorative art objects on loan from the Rivers Collection.

<i>Cymon and Iphigenia</i>, ca. 1780, by Angelica Kauffman (Swiss, 1741-1807); oil on canvas; 32 3/4 x 32 3/4 inches; Gift of Alicia Hopton Middleton; 1937.005.0015

Cymon and Iphigenia, ca. 1780, by Angelica Kauffman (Swiss, 1741-1807); oil on canvas; 32 3/4 x 32 3/4 inches; Gift of Alicia Hopton Middleton; 1937.005.0015

Kettle Stand, ca. 1750-60, Charleston, South Carolina; mahogany; 27 5/8 x 21 inches (diameter); Courtesy of The Rivers Collection

Kettle Stand, ca. 1750-60, Charleston, South Carolina; mahogany; 27 5/8 x 21 inches (diameter); Courtesy of The Rivers Collection

<i>Mrs. Robert Gilmor, Jr. (Sarah Reeve Ladson, ca. 1790-1866)</i>, 1823, by Thomas Sully (American, 1783-1872); oil on canvas; 46 1/2 x 39 inches; Bequest of Mrs. Leila Ladson Jones; 1942.010.0003

Mrs. Robert Gilmor, Jr. (Sarah Reeve Ladson, ca. 1790-1866), 1823, by Thomas Sully (American, 1783-1872); oil on canvas; 46 1/2 x 39 inches; Bequest of Mrs. Leila Ladson Jones; 1942.010.0003

<i>Bombardment of Fort Sumter, Charleston Harbor, South Carolina, 1863</i>, 1886, by William Aiken Walker (American, 1838-1921), oil on canvas; 28 x 43 3/4 inches; Museum purchase; 2001.032.0001

Bombardment of Fort Sumter, Charleston Harbor, South Carolina, 1863, 1886, by William Aiken Walker (American, 1838-1921), oil on canvas; 28 x 43 3/4 inches; Museum purchase; 2001.032.0001

<i>Faith</i>, ca. 1866, by Hiram Powers (American, 1803-1873); marble
27 3/4 x 19  x  13 inches; Museum purchase with funds from the McGuire Family Foundation; 2014.009.0001

Faith, ca. 1866, by Hiram Powers (American, 1803-1873); marble 27 3/4 x 19 x 13 inches; Museum purchase with funds from the McGuire Family Foundation; 2014.009.0001

<i>Thomas Middleton of The Oaks (1753-1797)</i>, 1770, by Benjamin West (American, 1738-1820); oil on canvas; 59 x 50 inches; Gift of Alicia Hopton Middleton; 1937.005.0014

Thomas Middleton of The Oaks (1753-1797), 1770, by Benjamin West (American, 1738-1820); oil on canvas; 59 x 50 inches; Gift of Alicia Hopton Middleton; 1937.005.0014

Related Content

Eclipse S U R V E Y at the Gibbes

About five years ago I put the date August 21, 2017, down in my calendar. I have always been interested and excited to learn about celestial events. When hearing about…

READ MORE

Uncovering Connections in Perspectives on Place

The artworks featured in Perspectives on Place (on view in Gallery 3 until September 10th) illuminate the history and some of the changes that have taken place in the neighborhoods…

READ MORE

Visiting Artist Becca Barnet

This morning, artist Becca Barnet took up residence in Studio 2 at the Gibbes. She will be here through Saturday, and trust me, she is an artist you don’t want…

READ MORE

Gibbes Archives House A Delightful Surprise

This summer, I have been interning with the Curatorial and Collections departments as part of a long-standing partnership between the University of Virginia’s Institute for Public History and the Gibbes…

READ MORE