Original Author: Gilbert Stuart, artist; Mathew Brady, attributed photographer
Created: 1804 painting; ca. 1848 daguerreotype
Medium: Daguerreotype of a painting
Daguerreotype Copy of Dolley Madison Portrait
This daguerreotype attributed to Mathew Brady depicts a detail of a painting of Dolley Madison that was made by the artist Gilbert Stuart in 1804. (The image, however, is reversed; in the original oil portrait Madison looks in the other direction.) Brady made this daguerreotype about 1848, and it is part of the collections at Montpelier, the Orange County residence of the Madison family that is currently open to the public as a museum.