John Wesley Jarvis

  • Henry Inman, John Wesley Jarvis, 1822, watercolor and pencil on paper, Smithsonian American Art Museum, Museum purchase, 1962.1.1

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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.

Title
John Wesley Jarvis
Artist
Date
1822
On View
Not on view.
Dimensions
sight 3 3/4 x 3 in. (9.5 x 7.6 cm) rectangle
Credit Line

Smithsonian American Art Museum

Museum purchase

Mediums
Mediums Description
watercolor and pencil on paper
Classifications
Keywords
  • Portrait male – Jarvis, John Wesley – bust
  • Occupation – art – sculptor
  • Occupation – art – printmaker
  • Portrait male – Jarvis, John Wesley
  • Occupation – art – painter
Object Number
1962.1.1
Palette
Linked Open Data
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