An Interesting Precedent Concerning Unauthorized Copying and Distribution of a Prominent Presidential Portrait

My wife and I love antiques and their connections to history. While exploring her love for 18th century Chinese export porcelain, my wife found the following article describing how Gilbert Stuart attempted to protect his intellectual property rights by pursuing the prosecution of an importer of china trade goods. …

The Many Faces of George Washington
Milton Esterow, editor and publisher
ARTnews, October 2009

Another article by the Pennsylvania Historical Society includes transcripts of legal documents describing false certifications, unauthorized production, and international prosecutions. …

China Trade Portraits of Washington After Stuart
E. P. Richardson
Pennsylvania Magazine of History and Biography, vol.94, issue 1, January 1970

Advertisements

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out / Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out / Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out / Change )

Google+ photo

You are commenting using your Google+ account. Log Out / Change )

Connecting to %s

%d bloggers like this: