Even armed with my digital print out of Edward S. by Gilbert Stuart (see 2/27/09 "I knew...then..."), my confusion continued to reign on the identity of the artist who painted Samuel Meeker. After the editor of the Peale papers stated my portrait was not by CW Peale (see 3/4/09 "Misattribution"), I was still not convinced that the portrait was by Stuart, for there was the Problem of the Timeline. At left one can see on my 'Stow worksheet' the doodle "gone from Am[erica] went to England"-that refers to Stuart. & "timing is off!"
So I next turned to John Trumbull as the possible painter. In fact, the portrait of George Washington...was not Totally Dissimilar.....??
It did not occur to me that I was CHASING the WRONG Samuel Meeker.