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John Alsop King (1788-1867)

Object Number: 
1909.21
Date: 
1801
Medium: 
Oil on canvas
Dimensions: 
Overall: 24 x 20 in. ( 61 x 50.8 cm )
Gallery Label: 
John Alsop King was the son of Rufus King (1755-1827) and the brother of Edward King (1795-1836). His portrait, like that of his brother (1958.11), was painted in London, while Trumbull was there as part of the Jay Treaty commission. The artist was a friend of Edward's father, who was the minister to the Court of St. James's. John Alsop King entered politics in the 1820s, became a member of the newly formed Republican party in 1856, and was elected governor of New York the following year.
Bibliography: 
A Catalogue with Descriptive Notices, of the Portraits, Busts, etc. belonging to Yale University 1892, New Haven: 1892, p. 94. Sizer, Theodore, The Works of Colonel John Trumbull: Artist of the American Revolution, New Haven and London: Yale University Press, 1967, p. 47. Catalogue of American Portraits in The New-York Historical Society, New Haven: Yale University Press, Vol. 2, 1974, p. 425.
Credit Line: 
Bequest of Mary Rhinelander King
Due to ongoing research, information about this object is subject to change.
Creative: Tronvig Group