The Fuller Building, 41 East 57th Street, 9th Floor New York City, NY 10022 , United States Call Seller 212.535.8810


Portrait of Henry I Wyckoff (1768-1839)

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  • Description
    Signed and dated (at center left): JARVIS / 1809
    Label (handwritten, on back): 1768. Hendrik I. Wyckoff. 1839./ Captain of Naval Brigade 1797./ Director of Merchant's Bank 1805./ Treasurer of Chamber of Commerce 1806_1839./ Director of Eagle Fire Insurance Co.1809./ Govenor of N.Y. Hospital. 1802_1839./ Alderman of 1st Ward. 1825.

    John Wesley Jarvis was born in England, but grew up in Philadelphia, apprenticing there under the painter and engraver Edward Savage. At the end of his apprenticeship, Jarvis moved to New York and, from 1802 until 1810, was in partnership with the miniaturist Joseph Wood. Jarvis soon rose to prominence as a portrait painter in New York, in part because many of his fellow artists—John Trumbull, Rembrandt Peale, Thomas Sully, Charles Bird King, among them—had left America in the early years of the nineteenth century to travel or live in Europe. Jarvis had the run of New York in the early years of the nineteenth century, and painted a large number of portraits for which he was well paid. His greatest accomplishment was a group of six portraits of military heroes from the War of 1812 commissioned by the Corporation of the City of New York in 1814. The scale and complexity of these heroic portraits, which remain at City Hall, are unmatched in Jarvis’s oeuvre and represent the best of the artist’s ability.
  • More Information
    Documentation: Signed
    Period: 19th Century
    Materials: Oil on cribbed panel
    Condition: Excellent.
    Creation Date: 1809
    Styles / Movements: Realism
    Dealer Reference #: APG 20782D/2
    Incollect Reference #: 193562
  • Dimensions
    W. 27.75 in; H. 33.25 in;
    W. 70.49 cm; H. 84.46 cm;
Message from Seller:

The gallery continues to specialize in American and European paintings, watercolors, drawings, and sculpture from the eighteenth through the early twentieth centuries; American prints of all periods; and American decorative arts from 1810 to 1910. Its contemporary arm, Hirschl & Adler Modern, has developed a select group of established and emerging realist artists and also features American and European art from the Post-War period.

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