Asher B. Durand (1796-1886)
Oil on wood panel
Sight: 25 1/16 × 20 5/8 in. (63.7 × 52.4 cm) Unframed: 25 1/4 × 20 3/4 in. (64.1 × 52.7 cm) Framed: 37 in. × 32
label: on back: "Asher Brown Durand / John Trumbull 1820 / John Durand / 162 Boul. Montparnasse / Paris France"
The date for this portrait of 1826 is based on John Durand's statement in his biography of his father; the date of 1820 given on the label is apparently erroneous.
Lessing, Benson J., "The National Academy of the Arts of Design, and its Surviving Founders," Harper's New Monthly Magazine, Vol. 66, n. 196, May 1883, pp. 860-1. Sherman, Frederic Fairchild, Early American Portraiture, New York: Privately Printed, 1930, pp. 38-41. Lawall, David B., Asher Brown Durand: His Art and Art Theory in Relation to his Times, Submitted to Princeton University in Partial Fulfillment of the Requirements for the Degree of Doctor of Philosophy, March 1966, pp. 557-8, 697. Sizer, Theodore, The Works of Colonel John Trumbull: Artist of the American Revolution, New Haven and London: Yale University Press, 1967, pp. 4, 29. Catalogue of American Portraits in The New-York Historical Society, New Haven: Yale University Press, Vol. 2, 1974, p. 235. Jaffe, Irma B., John Trumbull: Patriot-Artist of the American Revolution, Boston: New York Graphic Society, 1975, pp. 238-40, 308 Cooper, Helen A., John Trumbull: The Hand and Spirit of a Painter, New Haven: Yale University Art Gallery, 1982, p. 124. Smith, Alvy Ray, compiled by, Dr. John Durand (1664-1727) of Derby Connecticut: His Family Through Four Generations Featuring the Branch of His Youngest Son Ebenezer Durand Through Ten Generations to 2003, Boston: Newbury Street Press, 2003, p. 212. Ferber, Linda S., ed., "Asher B. Durand, American Landscape Painter," Kindred Spirits Asher B. Durand and the American Landscape, Brooklyn Museum, 2007, pp. 48-9, 80.
Purchase, The Louis Durr Fund
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