Aaron Burr (1756-1836)

Object Number: 
1931.57
Date: 
1834
Medium: 
Oil on wood panel
Dimensions: 
Overall: 9 5/8 x 7 3/4 in. ( 24.4 x 19.7 cm )
Marks: 
label: on back: "For Sale. Aaron Burr, painted in 1834, in six sittings by James van Dyck. If not satisfactory, return to 18 Centre St. Room No. 3"
Gallery Label: 
This portrait, the last ever painted of Aaron Burr, was copied by lithographers and engravers on several occasions. On a lithograph published about the time of Burr's death there is a testimonial written by the subject: "I certify that the Portrait by Vandyke is the best Likeness ever Painted of me since 1809. N. York 1st Jany 1834. A. Burr."
Credit Line: 
Gift of Dr. John E. Stillwell
Due to ongoing research, information about this object is subject to change.
Creative: Tronvig Group