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Reverend John Barent Johnson (1769-1803)

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Watercolor on ivory
Overall: 3 1/4 x 2 7/8 in. ( 8.3 x 7.3 cm )
inscribed: on paper backing in ink: "Painted by Jno W. Dodge/485 Pearl Street/ New York, U.S.A./Jany 1835-For Rev./ W. L. Johnson of his father from/a wax head"
Gallery Label: 
The subject was born in Brooklyn, the son of Barent Johnson, a prosperous farmer of Dutch descent, and of Maria (Guest) Johnson. In 1796 Johnson was ordained in the Reformed Dutch Church, in which year he accepted a position as pastor at the Reformed Protestant Dutch Church of Albany. He was invited to preach the funeral oration in honor of George Washington before the New York State Legislature on February 22, 1800. His portrait was a gift to the Society from his great-granddaughter.
Credit Line: 
Bequest of Marguerite Hazard Johnson Weed
Due to ongoing research, information about this object is subject to change.
Creative: Tronvig Group