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Henry Aaron Burr, Jr. (1849-1850)

Object Number: 
1912.6
Date: 
1859
Medium: 
Oil on canvas
Dimensions: 
Overall: 24 x 18 in. ( 61 x 45.7 cm )
Marks: 
Signature and date: "HOFFMAN 1859 N.Y."
Gallery Label: 
Henry Aaron Burr, Jr., died a few days after his first birthday. It is probable that Hoffman painted this portrait of the infant in 1859 because that is the date of his portraits of the other three members of the family. The artist probably worked from a photograph.
Credit Line: 
Gift of Mrs. Cornelius H. Van Ness
Due to ongoing research, information about this object is subject to change.
Creative: Tronvig Group