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


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