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Dr. George Ackerly

ca. 1835 Attributed to Henry Inman Born: Utica, New York 1801 Died: New York, New York 1846 watercolor on ivory sight 2 x 1 5/8 in. (5.1 x 4.1 cm) oval Smithsonian American Art Museum Museum purchase through the Catherine Walden Myer Fund 1938.4.1 Smithsonian American Art Museum
Luce Foundation Center, 3rd Floor, 16A, Drawer 1


Luce Center Label

Dr. George Ackerly was artist Thomas Cole's brother-in-law, having married Cole's sister, Sarah. He lived for a time on the western frontier, but in 1825 returned to New York to be near his family. He and Cole remained close friends for years. Ackerly died in 1842.

Keywords

Figure male - elderly - bust

Occupation - medicine - doctor

Portrait male - Ackerly, George, Dr. - bust

painting - miniature

paint - watercolor

ivory

About Attributed to Henry Inman

Born: Utica, New York 1801 Died: New York, New York 1846

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