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John Evers (1797-1884)

John Evers (1797-1884)
Title
John Evers (1797-1884)
Medium 
Watercolor on ivory
Dimensions 
Overall: 2 x 1 1/2 in. ( 5.1 x 3.8 cm )
Credit Line 
Gift of Mr. Harry MacNeill Bland
Object Number 
1924.9
Marks 
Inscribed: on cardboard backing: "Self Portrait /John Evers /N.Y. Artist"
Gallery Label 
John Evers, a miniaturist, landscapist, and theatrical painter, was active in New York between 1815 and 1860. He first exhibited his work at the American Academy of the Fine Arts in 1816 and was one of the founders of the National Academy of Design in 1826. In the 1840s and 50s he achieved some success as a painter of panoramas, including one of New York, and one entitled "The Chrystal Palace, London" for P. T. Barnum. Many of his miniatures were painted in the early years of his career.
Due to ongoing research, information about this object is subject to change.
Creative: Tronvig Group