Samuel Maverick (1789-1845)
Oil on wood panel
Overall: 30 1/4 x 22 in. ( 76.8 x 55.9 cm )
inscription: on back: "Samuel Maverick / Born in the City of New York / June 5th 1789 / Painted by John W. Jarvis June 5, 1818 / Being 29 years / old"
The subject was the son of Peter Rushton Maverick (1755-1811), the engraver, and his second wife, Rebecca (Reynolds) Maverick. He followed the family craft, copperplate engraving, and by 1810 had a shop of his own. His portrait was a gift to the Society from his great-granddaughter.
Dickson, Harold E., John Wesley Jarvis: American Painter, 1780-1840, New York: The New-York Historical Society, 1949, pp. 208, 359. "Department of the Museum," Annual Report of the New-York Historical Society for the Year 1954, New York, The New-York Historical Society, 1955, pp. 45-6. Catalogue of American Portraits in The New-York Historical Society, Vol. 2, New York: The New-York Historical Society, 1974, pp. 518-9.
Bequest of Grace E. Parkes
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