John Quincy Adams (1767-1848)

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Oil on canvas
frame: 40 x 35 x 4 1/4 in. ( 101.6 x 88.9 x 10.8 cm ) Overall: 31 x 26 x 1 in. ( 78.7 x 66 x 2.5 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. 621. Sheldon, G. W., American Painters: With Eighty-Three Examples of their Work Engraved on Wood, New York: D. Appleton and Company, 1879, p. 129. "Pictures by Durand," The New York Times, April 26, 1903, p. 34. Tolman, Ruel P., "Asher Brown Durand", Art in America, vol. 11, no. 4, June 1923, pp. 196-200. Sherman, Frederic Fairchild, Early American Portraiture, New York: Privately Printed, 1930, pp. 38-40. Vail, R. W., Knickerbocker Birthday: A Sesqui Centennial History of The New-York Historical Society 1804-1954, New York: The New-York Historical Society, 1954, pp. 334-5. Vail, R. W., "A Distinguished Company," The New-York Historical Society Quarterly, Vol. XXXVIII, no. 2, April 1954, pp. 139-40, 143. 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 Quincy Adams and His Wife, Cambridge: Harvard University Press, 1970, pp. 168-181. Catalogue of American Portraits in The New-York Historical Society, New Haven: Yale University Press, 1974, Vol. 1, p. 6. Lassiter, Barbara Babcock, American Wilderness: The Hudson River School of Painting, Garden City, NY: Doubleday & Company, Inc., 1977, pp. 36-7. Foshay, Ella M., Luman Reed's Picture Gallery: Pioneer Collection of American Art, New York: Harry N. Abrams, Inc., 1990, pp. 19, 141-145, 30-1, 46-8, 61-2, 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, 77, 81, 130, 201, 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