Benjamin Bailey (ca. 1775-1832)
Oil on canvas
Overall: 36 x 28 in. ( 91.4 x 71.1 cm )
The subject is first lested in the New York City Directory in 1794 and in 1795 is listed as a merchant. For many years he maintained his business on Front Street and his residence on Chambers Street. In 1825 he married as his third wife Anna Elizabeth Cottrell, who survived him.
Bolton, Theodore, and Groce, George C., Jr., "John Wesley Jarvis: An Account of His Life and the First Catalogue of His Work, Art Quarterly, Vol. 1, No. 4, Autumn 1938, pp. 299-321. "The Gallery of Art," Annual Report and List of Members of The New-York Historical Society for the Year 1942, New York, The New-York Historical Society, 1943, pp. 31-4. Dickson, Harold E., John Wesley Jarvis: American Painter, 1780-1840, New York: The New-York Historical Society, 1949, pp. 344, 422. Catalogue of American Portraits in The New-York Historical Society, Vol. 2, New York: The New-York Historical Society, 1974, pp. 34-5.
Gift of Eloise P. Luquer and Colonel Thatcher T.P.Luquer
Due to ongoing research, information about this object is subject to change.