Mrs. Robert Lenox (1763-1843)
Oil on canvas
Overall: 9 x 6 1/2 in. ( 22.9 x 16.5 cm )
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 is one of three replicas by Inman for members of the Lenox family. It is the companion to the small portrait of Robert Lenox.
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. 81, The Art Quarterly 3, no. 4, Autumn 1940, p. 408. Catalogue of American Portraits in the New-York Historical Society, no. 1768, Vol. 1, New Haven: Yale University Press, 1974, p. 452.
Gift of Mrs. Edward L. Center and R. McAllister Lloyd
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