James Monroe (1758-1831)

Object Number: 
1858.8
Date: 
1835
Medium: 
Oil on canvas
Dimensions: 
Overall: 30 1/4 x 25 1/4 in. ( 76.8 x 64.1 cm ) frame: 40 3/8 x 35 1/2 x 4 1/4 in. ( 102.6 x 90.2 x 10.8 cm )
Gallery Label: 
Durand made this copy of Gilbert Stuart's "Monroe" at the commission of Luman Reed as one of a set of portraits of the first seven presidents of the United States.
Bibliography: 
"Our Pigeon-Holes," Aristidean: A Magazine of Reviews, Politics and Light Literature, March 1845, p. 79. Tuckerman, Henry T., Book of the Artists, American Artist Life, Comprising Biographical and Critical Sketches of American Artists: Preceded by an Historical Account of the Rise and Progress of Art in America, New York: P. Putnam & Son, 1867, p. 195, 621. "Pictures by Durand," The New York Times, April 26, 1903, p. 34. Tolman, Ruel P., "Asher Brown Durand," Art in America, vol. 11, no. 4, June 1923, pp. 196-200. Sherman, Frederic Fairchild, Early American Portraiture, New York: Privately Printed, 1930, pp. 38-40. Lawall, David B., Asher Brown Durand: His Art and Art Theory in Relation to his Times, Submitted to Princeton University in Partial Fulfillment of the Requirements for the Degree of Doctor of Philosophy, March 1966, pp. 57, 140-159, 192-4, 616. Catalogue of American Portraits in The New-York Historical Society, New Haven: Yale University Press, 1974, Vol. 2, pp. 546-7. Lassiter, Barbara Babcock, American Wilderness: The Hudson River School of Painting, Garden City, NY: Doubleday & Company, Inc., 1977, pp. 36-7. Foshay, Ella M., Luman Reed's Picture Gallery: Pioneer Collection of American Art, New York: Harry N. Abrams, Inc., 1990, pp. 19, 30-1, 46-8, 61-2, 141-5, 204-5. Ferber, Linda S., ed., "Asher B. Durand, American Landscape Painter," Kindred Spirits Asher B. Durand and the American Landscape, Brooklyn Museum, 2007, pp. 70-1, 81, 130, 217.
Credit Line: 
Gift of The New-York Gallery of the Fine Arts
Provenance: 
Luman Reed, d. 1836; Mrs. Luman Reed, New York, 1836-44; New-York Gallery of the Fine Arts, 1844-58.
Due to ongoing research, information about this object is subject to change.
Creative: Tronvig Group