John Wesley Jarvis (1780-1840)

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Oil on wood panel
Overall: 8 x 13 1/4 in. ( 20.3 x 33.7 cm )
Inscription: inscribed directly on panel reverse: "Self-portrait of Jarvis the Artist" Label: @ reverse: JOHN WESLEY JARVIS (1780-1840) / EARLY NEW YORK ENGRAVER, MINIATURIST, AND PORTRAIT PAINTER / ELECTED A MEMBER OF THE NEW-YORK HISTORICAL SOCIETY IN
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About 1808, when this portrait was painted, Bass Otis and Jarvis had a partnership of sorts in New York. Otis painted the likeness of Jarvis for the Peale Museum, from which it was purchased by P. T. Barnum. The portrait was acquired by James M. Falconer of New York in 1863.
Credit Line: 
Purchase, The Louis Durr Fund
Due to ongoing research, information about this object is subject to change.
Creative: Tronvig Group