The Durand Children

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Oil on canvas
Overall: 36 1/2 x 29 in. ( 92.7 x 73.7 cm ) Framed: 49 3/4 × 42 3/4 × 4 3/4 in. (126.4 × 108.6 × 12.1 cm)
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John, Caroline, and Lucy M. Durand were the children of Asher B. Durand and his first wife, Lucy (Baldwin) Durand. According to a letter in the Durand Papers (Manuscript Division, New York Public Library), this group portrait was painted in the summer of 1832.
Morris, G. P., ed., "The Fine Arts: National Academy of Design," The New-York Mirror, A Weekly Journal, Devoted to Literature and the Fine Arts, Vol. X, June 29, 1833, p. 410. Durand, John, The Life and Times of Asher B. Durand, (New York: Charles Scribner's Sons, 1894; Reprint, Hensonville, NY: Black Dome Press, 2007), pp. 98-9. "Pictures by Durand," The New York Times, April 26, 1903, p. 34. Catalogue of the Gallery of Art of The New York Historical Society, New York: Printed for the Society, 1915, p. 39. 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. 43-4, 107-8, 110-20, 132-3, 188-91, 194-6, 233-4, 340, 602-7, 609. Catalogue of American Portraits in The New-York Historical Society, New Haven: Yale University Press, Vol. I, 1974, pp. 237-8. 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, pp. 223-4. Ferber, Linda S., ed., "Asher B. Durand, American Landscape Painter," Kindred Spirits Asher B. Durand and the American Landscape, Brooklyn Museum, 2007, pp. 58-9, 61, 64, 80-1, 130, 201.
Credit Line: 
Gift of the children of the artist, through John Durand
Due to ongoing research, information about this object is subject to change.
Creative: Tronvig Group