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Robert Patterson Clark

Provenance By descent in family.  The subject’s grandson detailed the history of his grandfather and the ownership of the painting on an upside down blank invoice. The painting and note passed down through several generations to the current owner. Date The … Continue reading

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George Calder Eichbaum , Lily Tomlin, and Genre Interpretation

George Calder Eichbaum, whose work is often mistaken for George Caleb Bingham and an artist for whom I have advocated, finally received his due Continue reading

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Provenance research revealed that though the letter of attribution contained many errors, the portrait of Elizabeth Weed Arundel descended impeccably within two families. The attribution of the artist of the portrait to Thomas Sully, however, is questionable. The next step to determining the actual artist was Connoisseurship. Continue reading

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John Neagle (1796-1865)

John Neagle (1796-1865) began his artistic career as an apprentice coach painter.  In his teens and early 20s, he worked as an itinerant artist in Kentucky and Louisiana.  Returning to Philadelphia in 1820, he sought training from Bass Otis (1784-1861), … Continue reading

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Jacob Eichholtz (1776-1842)

Pennsylvania artist Jacob Eichholtz has too long been hidden under the shadow of his famous friend Thomas Sully (1783-1872). The story and images of their young sons posed wearing a large torn hat, repeated here from a Philadelphia Free Library blog, expresses their inter-relationship: Sully … Continue reading

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Jeremiah Pearson Hardy

Jeremiah Pearson Hardy (1800-1887), an American artist not well-known outside Maine, created this simple yet striking portrait of his sister Mary Ann in 1821 when she was 12 and he was 21.  He soon would leave for Boston, and later New York, … Continue reading

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Henry Inman (1801-1846)

Henry Inman died of asthma and its complications at the age of 45. He was at the height of his career as a New York portrait artist and as the recent recipient of one of four coveted commissions to adorn the Capitol Rotunda with an … Continue reading

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Charles Loring Elliott (1812-1868)

Charles Loring Elliott “was as widely loved and admired for his geniality and kindness as he was respected for his artistic excellence. He also was well known for his fondness of drink.”[1] In 1846, Elliott’s friend Henry Inman (1801-1846), New … Continue reading

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