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John Wesley Jarvis

1822 Attributed to Henry Inman Born: Utica, New York 1801 Died: New York, New York 1846 watercolor and pencil on paper sight 3 3/4 x 3 in. (9.5 x 7.6 cm) rectangle Smithsonian American Art Museum Museum purchase 1962.1.1 Smithsonian American Art Museum
Luce Foundation Center, 3rd Floor, 16A, Drawer 14


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John Wesley Jarvis (1781-1839), like Henry Inman, enjoyed the reputation of being one of the foremost American portrait painters of his age. He painted many military and naval figures from the War of 1812 for New York City Hall, and his series of eminent American statesmen is in the New-York Historical Society. Despite his successful beginnings, Jarvis died in poverty, a victim of his own reckless personal and financial behavior.

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Occupation - art - painter

Occupation - art - printmaker

Occupation - art - sculptor

Portrait male - Jarvis, John Wesley

Portrait male - Jarvis, John Wesley - bust

painting - miniature

paint - watercolor

pencil

paper

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

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