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This portrait depicts Fisher Ames (1758-1808). It was painted by Gilbert Stuart Newton (1794-1835) after the portrait of Ames painted by his uncle, Gilbert Stuart (1755-1828).
Fisher Ames was born in Dedham, Massachusetts in 1758 and graduated from Harvard College in 1774. He represented Massachusetts in the U. S. Congress from 1789-1797. He was a member of the Federalist Party and was a noted orator. He died in Dedham in 1808.