Gulian Crommelin Verplanck (1786-1870)

Object Number: 
1878.2
Date: 
ca. 1830
Medium: 
Oil on canvas
Dimensions: 
Overall: 30 x 25 1/4 in. ( 76.2 x 64.1 cm )
Marks: 
signature: lower right: "C. C. Ingham pinx't" inscription: on back: "C. C. Ingham. Pinx't New York"
Gallery Label: 
A native of New York, the subject was a descendant of Abraham Verplanck who immigrated to New Amsterdam about 1635. After graduating from Columbia in 1801 he studied law and established his practice in his native city. He was elected to the state assembly in 1820, 1821, and 1822, and to the U.S. House of Representatives in 1824. He remained active in politics until 1841 when he retired to the family estate at Fishkill. He was vice-president of N-YHS from 1868 until his death.
Bibliography: 
Wilson, James Grant, and Fiske, John, eds., Appletons' Cyclopaedia of American Biography, New York: D. Appleton and Company, 1887, Vol. III, p. 349. Catalogue of the Museum and Gallery of Art of The New-York Historical Society, New York: The New-York Historical Society, 1903, p. 64. Champlin, John Denison, Jr., ed., Cyclopedia of Painters and Paintings, New York: Charles Scribner's Sons, Vol. II, p. 314. Catalogue of the Gallery of Art of The New-York Historical Society, New York: The New-York Historical Society, 1915, p. 30. Morgan, John Hill, Early American Painters: Illustrated by Examples in the Collection of The New-York Historical Society, New York: The New-York Historical Society, 1921, p. 112. Kelby, William, Notes on American Artists 1754-1820, New York: The New-York Historical Society, 1922, p. 70. Heymsfeld, Ralph Taft, "The New York Athenaeum," The New-York Historical Society Quartely Bulletin, April, 1927, Vol. XI, No. 1, pp. 3-16. Catalogue of American Portraits in the New-York Historical Society, Vol. 1. New Haven: Yale University Press, 1941, pp. 323-4. Dickson, Harold E., John Wesley Jarvis, American Painter, 1780-1840, New York: The New-York Historical Society, 1949, p. 281. Jones, Charles W., "Knickerbocker Santa Claus," The New-York Historical Society Quarterly, October 1954, Vol. XXXVIII, No. 4, pp. 357-383. Hershkowitz, Leo, "The Native American Democratic Association in New York City, 1835-1836," The New-York Historical Society Quarterly, New York: The New-York Historical Society, January 1962, Vol. XLVI, No. 1, pp. 41-60. Luhrs, Kathleen, and Shadwell, Wendy J., "Portraits of New Yorkers," The New-York Historical Society Quarterly, New York: The New-York Historical Society, October 1975, Vol. LVIII, No. 4, pp. 257-79. Catalogue of American Portraits in the New-York Historical Society, no. 1768, Vol. 1, New Haven: Yale University Press, 1974, p. 842.
Credit Line: 
Gift of Members of the Society
Due to ongoing research, information about this object is subject to change.
Creative: Tronvig Group