John Durand III (ca. 1824-ca. 1910)
Oil on canvas
Overall: 30 x 20 in. ( 76.2 x 50.8 cm )
John Durand III was the son of Asher B. Durand and Lucy (Baldwin) Durand. He is best known as editor of "The Crayon," a periodical published in the 1850s devoted to painting and other arts in America. This portrait was a gift to the Society from his niece.
Sherman, Frederic Fairchild, Early American Portraiture, New York: Privately Printed, 1930, p. 40. 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. 88, 110-1. Catalogue of American Portraits in The New-York Historical Society, New Haven: Yale University Press, 1974, Vol. 1, p. 237. 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. 225.
Gift of Nora Durand Woodman
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