Marquis de Lafayette (1757-1834)

Object Number: 
1858.65
Date: 
1825
Medium: 
Oil on canvas
Dimensions: 
Overall: 30 1/4 x 25 in. ( 76.8 x 63.5 cm )
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.
Credit Line: 
Gift of the New York Gallery of Fine Arts
Due to ongoing research, information about this object is subject to change.
Creative: Tronvig Group