Marquis de Lafayette (1757-1834)

Marquis de Lafayette (1757-1834)
Title
Marquis de Lafayette (1757-1834)
Date 
1825
Medium 
Oil on canvas
Dimensions 
Overall: 30 1/4 x 25 in. ( 76.8 x 63.5 cm )
Credit Line 
Gift of the New York Gallery of Fine Arts
Object Number 
1858.65
Marks 
Inscription: Verso: "AN ORIGINAL PORTRAIT OF LA FAYETTE BY CHARLES C. INGHAM 1823"
Gallery Label 
This is the original portrait painted from life when Lafayette made his visit to the United States in 1824-25, and from which Ingham painted his full-length portrait of the subject which was placed in the State House in Albany, following the passage of a resolution accepting the portrait in the state assembly on February 15, 1825.
Bibliography 
Catalogue of the Gallery of Art of The New-York Historical Society, New York: The New-York Historical Society, 1866, p. 8. Champlin, John Denison, Jr., ed., Cyclopedia of Painters and Paintings, New York: Charles Scribner's Sons, Vol. II, p. 314. Catalogue of the Gallery of Art of The New-York Historical Society, New York: The New-York Historical Society, 1915, p. 11. Kelby, William, Notes on American Artists 1754-1820, New York: The New-York Historical Society, 1922, p. 66. "The Centennial of General Lafayette's Visit to America in 1824, and the Action of the New-York Historical Society on that Occasion," The New-York Historical Society Quarterly Bulletin, Vol. VIII, No. 3, October 1924, pp. 73-8. Catalogue of American Portraits in the New-York Historical Society, Vol. 1. New Haven: Yale University Press, 1941, pp. 175. Dickson, Harold E., John Wesley Jarvis, American Painter, 1780-1840, New York: The New-York Historical Society, 1949, p. 281. Vail, R.W.G., "Lafayette Joins the Society," The New-York Historical Society Quarterly, New York: The New-York Historical Society, Vol. XXXVIII, No. 3, July 1954, p. 236. Catalogue of American Portraits in the New-York Historical Society, no. 1768, Vol. 1, New Haven: Yale University Press, 1974, pp. 435-6. Mann, Maybelle, "The New-York Gallery of Fine Arts: "A Source of Refinement," American Art Journal, Vol. 11, No. 1, January 1979, pp. 76-86. Idzerda, Stanley J., Lafayette, Hero of Two Worlds: The Art and Pageantry of His Farewell Tour of America, 1824-1825, Flushing, NY: The Queens Museum, 1989, pp. 134, 193. Carbone, Teresa A., American Paintings in the Brooklyn Museum: Artists Born in 1876, New York: Brooklyn Museum, 2006, Vol. 3, p. 674.
Due to ongoing research, information about this object is subject to change.
Creative: Tronvig Group