Gerhard was born in Hanau, Germany, studied art at the Hanover Drawing Academy, and established a reputation for himself in Germany as a painter of portraits. After working briefly in Paris he came to New York in 1859 where he portrayed such distinguished subjects as Ulysses S. Grant and Archbishop Corrigan.
Gift of Mrs. George T. Pardy
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