John Wesley Jarvis (1780-1840)

John Wesley Jarvis (1780-1840)
Title
John Wesley Jarvis (1780-1840)
Date 
1808
Medium 
Oil on wood panel
Dimensions 
Overall: 8 x 13 1/4 in. ( 20.3 x 33.7 cm )
Credit Line 
Purchase, The Louis Durr Fund
Object Number 
1940.299
Marks 
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 1813 / PAINTED FOR THE PEALE MUSEUM, 1808 / BASS OTIS (1784-1861) / INSCRIBED ON BACK OF PANEL: PORTRAIT OF JARVIS, THE ARTIST / DURR FUND, 1940
Gallery Label 
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.
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Creative: Tronvig Group