Daniel Delavan (1757-1835)
Oil on canvas
Overall: 30 3/4 x 24 3/4 in. ( 78.1 x 62.9 cm )
The subject of this portrait was a lieutenant and a captain in the New York regiments during the American Revolution. The portrait, a gift to the Society from his grandson, was painted in New York between Trumbull's return from England in 1804 and his departure again in 1808. During this period Trumbull executed portraits for New York City Hall in addition to private commissions.
Sizer, Theodore, The Works of Colonel John Trumbull: Artist of the American Revolution, New Haven and London: Yale University Press, 1967, p. 29. Catalogue of American Portraits in The New-York Historical Society, New Haven: Yale University Press, Vol. 1, 1974, pp. 198-9.
Gift of Marinus Willett Dominick
Due to ongoing research, information about this object is subject to change.