John Evers (1797-1884)
Watercolor on ivory
Overall: 2 x 1 1/2 in. ( 5.1 x 3.8 cm )
Inscribed: on cardboard backing: "Self Portrait /John Evers /N.Y. Artist"
John Evers, a miniaturist, landscapist, and theatrical painter, was active in New York between 1815 and 1860. He first exhibited his work at the American Academy of the Fine Arts in 1816 and was one of the founders of the National Academy of Design in 1826. In the 1840s and 50s he achieved some success as a painter of panoramas, including one of New York, and one entitled "The Chrystal Palace, London" for P. T. Barnum. Many of his miniatures were painted in the early years of his career.
Gift of Mr. Harry MacNeill Bland
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