Aaron Burr (1756-1836)
Oil on wood panel
Overall: 9 5/8 x 7 3/4 in. ( 24.4 x 19.7 cm )
label: on back: "For Sale. Aaron Burr, painted in 1834, in six sittings by James van Dyck. If not satisfactory, return to 18 Centre St. Room No. 3"
This portrait, the last ever painted of Aaron Burr, was copied by lithographers and engravers on several occasions. On a lithograph published about the time of Burr's death there is a testimonial written by the subject: "I certify that the Portrait by Vandyke is the best Likeness ever Painted of me since 1809. N. York 1st Jany 1834. A. Burr."
Gift of Dr. John E. Stillwell
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