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DeWitt Clinton (1769-1828)

Object Number: 
1854.1
Date: 
ca. 1820
Medium: 
Oil on canvas
Dimensions: 
Unframed: 48 1/2 × 36 1/2 in. (123.2 × 92.7 cm) Framed: 57 3/16 × 45 5/16 × 4 1/8 in. (145.3 × 115.1 × 10.5 cm)
Gallery Label: 
This is a replica of a slightly earlier portrait by Jarvis which is also in the Society's collection (1940.958). The replica was painted for John Hone, the older brother of Mayor Philip Hone. It passed from him to his son-in-law, Samuel Shaw Howland, whose heirs presented it to the Society.
Bibliography: 
Catalogue of the Museum and Gallery of Art of The New-York Historical Society, New York, The New-York Historical Society, 1862, p. 6. Tuckerman, Henry T., Book of the Artists, American Artist Life, Comprising Biographical and Critical Sketches of American Artists: Preceded by an Historical Account of the Rise and Progress of Art in America, New York: P. Putnam & Son, 1867, p. 621. The Writings and Speeches of Daniel Webster, 18 vols, Boston: Little, Brown & Company, 1903, Vol. 3, p. 248. Van der Weyde, William M., "John Wesley Jarvis," Americana, 7, July 1912, pp. 651-7. Catalogue of the Gallery of Art of The New York Historical Society, New York: The New-York Historical Society, 1915, p. 18. Kelby, William, Notes on American Artists 1754-1820: Copied from advertisements appearing in the newspapers of the day, New York: The New-York Historical Society, 1922, p. 61. Harrington, John Walker, "John Wesley Jarvis, Portraitist,´The American Magazine of Art, Vol. 8, No. 11, November 1927, pp. 577-84. Bolton, Theodore, and Groce, George C., Jr., "John Wesley Jarvis: An Account of His Life and the First Catalogue of His Work, Art Quarterly, Vol. 1, No. 4, Autumn 1938, pp. 299-321. Dickson, H.E., "John Wesley Jarvis: Knickerbocker Painter, The New-York Historical Society Quarterly Bulletin, Vol. 24, No. 2, April 1940, pp. 47-64. Devree, Harold E., "Centennial show of Jarvis Art Held," New York Times, April 17, 1940, p. 29. Catalogue of American Portraits in The New-York Historical Society: Oil Portraits, Miniatures, Sculptures, New York: The New-York Historical Society, 1941, pp. 54-5. Apgar, W.E., "New York's Contribution to the War Effort of 1812," The New-York Historical Society Quarterly Bulletin, Vol. 29, No. 4, October 1945, pp. 203-12. Dickson, Harold E., John Wesley Jarvis: American Painter, 1780-1840, New York: The New-York Historical Society, 1949, pp. 198, 232, 348, 429. Vail, R.W.G, "The Society Grows Up," The New-York Historical Society Quarterly Bulletin, Vol. 38, No. 4, October 1954, pp. 384-477. Catalogue of American Portraits in The New-York Historical Society, Vol. 2, New York: The New-York Historical Society, 1974, p. 651. Hopkins, Vivian C., "The Empire State-DeWitt Clinton's Laboratory," The New-York Historical Society Quarterly Bulletin, Vol. 59, No. 1, January 1975, pp. 6-44. Zygmont, Bryan J., Portraiture and Politics in New York City, 1790-1825, Ph.D. Diss., University of Maryland, College Park, 2006, pp. 212-3, 231.
Credit Line: 
Gift of the Heirs of Samuel S. Howland
Due to ongoing research, information about this object is subject to change.
Creative: Tronvig Group