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John Christopher Kunze, D.D. (1744-1807)

John Christopher Kunze, D.D. (1744-1807)
Title
John Christopher Kunze, D.D. (1744-1807)
Date 
1818
Medium 
Oil on canvas
Dimensions 
Overall: 30 x 25 in. ( 76.2 x 63.5 cm )
Credit Line 
Gift of members of the family of the subject
Object Number 
1818.1
Gallery Label 
A Lutheran clergyman and a professor of Oriental languages at Columbia College, the subject came to America in 1770 from his native Saxony. He became a member of The New-York Historical Society in 1804. This portrait of him is a replica of one painted by Jarvis about 1805, which was in the possession of Mrs. John Christopher Kunze in 1818.
Bibliography 
Catalogue of the Museum and Gallery of Art of The New-York Historical Society, New York, The New-York Historical Society, 1862, p. 3. Catalogue of the Gallery of Art of The New York Historical Society, New York: The New-York Historical Society, 1915, p. 16. Kelby, William, Notes on American Artists 1754-1820: Copied from advertisements appearing in the newspapers of the day, New York: The New-York Historical Society, 1922, p. 66. Bolton, Theodore, and Groce, George C., Jr., "John Wesley Jarvis: An Account of His Life and the First Catalogue of His Work, Art Quarterly, Vol. 1, No. 4, Autumn 1938, pp. 299-321. Catalogue of American Portraits in The New-York Historical Society: Oil Portraits, Miniatures, Sculptures, New York: The New-York Historical Society, 1941, p. 174. Dickson, Harold E., John Wesley Jarvis: American Painter, 1780-1840, New York: The New-York Historical Society, 1949, pp. ix, 298, 356. Catalogue of American Portraits in The New-York Historical Society, Vol. 2, New York: The New-York Historical Society, 1974, pp. 432-3.
Due to ongoing research, information about this object is subject to change.
Creative: Tronvig Group