Mrs. Robert Lenox (1763-1843)

Object Number: 
1950.227
Date: 
ca. 1825-1830
Medium: 
Oil on canvas
Dimensions: 
Overall: 9 1/4 x 7 in. ( 23.5 x 17.8 cm )
Marks: 
inscription: on back: "Alethea's copy . . . Dup . . . No. 3"
Gallery Label: 
Rachel Carmer was the daughter of Nicholas Carmer, who was a cabinetmaker and hardware merchant in New York. She married Robert Lenox in 1783. This portrait of her was the third copy made after the original; it was made for Alethea Lenox, one of her daughters.
Bibliography: 
Tuckerman, Henry T., "Inman," Book of the Artists, New York: G. P. Putnam and Sons, 1867, p. 242. Bolton, Theodore, "Henry Inman, Portrait Painter," Creative Art, Vol. 12, February 1933, p. 160. Bolton, Theodore, "A Catalogue of the Paintings of Henry Inman," no. 69, The Art Quarterly 3, no. 4, Autumn 1940, p. 408. Phillips, John Marshall, et al., eds., The Waldron Phoenix Belknap, Jr. Collections of Portraits and Silver, Cambridge: Harvard University Press, 1955, pp. 36-7. Catalogue of American Portraits in the New-York Historical Society, no. 1768, Vol. 1, New Haven: Yale University Press, 1974, pp. 452-3.
Credit Line: 
Bequest of Waldron Phoenix Belknap, Jr.
Due to ongoing research, information about this object is subject to change.
Creative: Tronvig Group