John Adams (1735-1826)

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Oil on canvas
canvas: 29 1/2 x 24 1/2 x 1 in. ( 74.9 x 62.2 x 2.5 cm ) frame: 40 x 34 3/4 x 4 1/4 in. ( 101.6 x 88.3 x 10.8 cm )
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. 195, 621. 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. 106-15. "Pictures by Durand," The New York Times, April 26, 1903, p. 34. 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. 57, 140-159, 192-4, 616. Oliver, Andrew, Portraits of John Adams and His Wife, Cambridge: Harvard University Press, 1967, pp. 169-171, 254. Catalogue of American Portraits in The New-York Historical Society, New Haven: Yale University Press, 1974, Vol. 1, p. 5. Lawall, David B., Asher B. Durand: A Documentary Catalogue of the Narrative and Landscape Paintings, New York: Garland Publishing, Inc., 1978, pp. xii, xiii, xviii. Lynes, Russell, "Luman Reed: A New York Patron," Apollo, Vol. 107, No. 192, 1978, pp. 124-9. Foshay, Ella M., Luman Reed's Picture Gallery: Pioneer Collection of American Art, New York: Harry N. Abrams, Inc., 1990, pp. 19, 30-1, 46-8, 61-2, 84, 141-5, 208-9. Ferber, Linda S., ed., "Asher B. Durand, American Landscape Painter," Kindred Spirits Asher B. Durand and the American Landscape, Brooklyn Museum, 2007, pp. 70-1, 81, 130, 207, 217.
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Gift of The New-York Gallery of the Fine Arts
Luman Reed, d. 1836; Mrs. Luman Reed, New York, 1836-44; New-York Gallery of the Fine Arts, 1844-58.
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Creative: Tronvig Group