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Mayor Dever's Committee of 75 to Purchase Gilbert Stuart's Portrait of George Washington records
Approximately 4 linear inches of material documenting the fund-raising activities of a committee appointed by Chicago mayor William E. Dever to raise funds to purchase a Gilbert Stuart portrait of George Washington for the Art Institute of Chicago’s collection, in 1924.
Biographical Historical Note
In 1924, a Chicago city-wide campaign to raise funds for the purchase of a Gilbert Stuart portrait of George Washington for the Art Institute of Chicago was spearheaded by a committee appointed by mayor William E. Dever. The painting was later found to be a copy of Stuart’s original and has been deaccessioned from the museum’s collection.