Alfred T. Agate

Name
Alfred T. Agate
Also Known as
Alfred Thomas Agate
Alfred Agate
Born
Sparta, New York 1812
Died
Washington, District of Columbia 1846
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Artist Biography

Born February 14, 1812 (or 1817), in Sparta, N.Y. Studied with his brother Frederick and with Thomas Cummings. Lived in New York, 1831–38. Served as "portrait and botanical artist" on the Wilkes around-the-world expedition, 1838–42. Lived in Washington, D.C., 1842–46. Prepared over half the illustrations for Wilkes's six-volume Narrative of the United States Exploring Expedition (1844–-45). Married Elizabeth Hill Kennedy of Alexandria, 1845. Died January 5, 1846, in Washington, D.C.

Andrew J. Cosentino and Henry H. Glassie The Capital Image: Painters in Washington, 1800–1915 (Washington, D.C.: Smithsonian Institution Press for the National Museum of American Art, 1983)

Works by This Artist

ca. 1835
watercolor on ivory
ca. 1840
watercolor on ivory
ca. 1840
watercolor on ivory
1836
watercolor on ivory