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James Hewitt

James Hewitt
Title
James Hewitt
Date 
1790
Medium 
Oil on canvas
Dimensions 
Overall: 23 3/4 x 20 in. ( 60.3 x 50.8 cm )
Credit Line 
Gift in memory of William Hewitt Bayley, great-great-grandson of James Hewitt
Object Number 
2003.49
Gallery Label 
James Hewitt arrived in New York City on September 5, 1792 from the court of George III where he was leader of the court orchestra. He was active in New York, Boston and other American cities as a composer, publisher, performer, seller, importer, teacher and conductor. Hewitt made his principal base of operations New York City. The portrait is reputed to have been painted in London in 1790 by John Hopner (1758-1810).
Due to ongoing research, information about this object is subject to change.
Creative: Tronvig Group