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Matthew Harris Jouett

Jouett, Matthew Harris (jōˈət) [key], 1787–1827, American painter, b. Mercer co., Ky., studied in Boston with Gilbert Stuart. He was the first prominent painter in the West. Among his more than 300 portraits are one of Lafayette in the state capitol at Frankfort, Ky., and one of John Grimes in the Metropolitan Museum. James Edward Jouett was his son.

The Columbia Electronic Encyclopedia, 6th ed. Copyright © 2012, Columbia University Press. All rights reserved.

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