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Clarkson Crolius, Sr. (1773-1843)

Object Number: 
1863.8
Date: 
1825
Medium: 
Oil on canvas
Dimensions: 
Overall: 30 x 24 in. ( 76.2 x 61 cm ) frame: 39 x 33 in. ( 99.1 x 83.8 cm )
Marks: 
signature and date: on back: "Col. Clarkson Crolius / when Speaker of teh House of / Assembly of the State of New York / at 53 Years of Age / Painted by Ezra Ames / Albany 1825"
Gallery Label: 
Although this portrait was not included among the nine portraits listed in Ames's account book for 1825, both Bolton and Cortelyou examined the painting and its inscription and pronounced it authentic. A small lithographic print was made from it by F. D'Avignon, an impression of which is owned by the Society.
Credit Line: 
Gift of Clarkson Crolius, Jr.
Due to ongoing research, information about this object is subject to change.
Creative: Tronvig Group