The Fuller Building, 41 East 57th Street, 9th Floor New York City, NY 10022 United States 212.535.8810
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$ 65,000

Portrait of Henry I Wyckoff (1768-1839)

Origin United States
Period 19th Century
Materials Oil on cribbed panel
W. 27.75 in; H. 33.25 in;
W. 70.49 cm; H. 84.46 cm;
Condition Excellent.
Creation Date 1809
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.
Styles / Movements Realism
Dealer Reference Number APG 20782D/2
Incollect Reference Number 193562
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