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Portrait of Garret Wanser (?)

Object Number: 
1971.97
Date: 
1809
Medium: 
Watercolor, black ink, and graphite on paper
Dimensions: 
Overall: 4 x 3 3/8 in. ( 10.2 x 8.6 cm ) mat: 14 x 11 in. ( 35.6 x 27.9 cm )
Marks: 
signature and date: right center: "JARVIS/1809 N (Yo)" inscription: lower cneter: "No 1 Wall St"
Inscriptions: 
Signed and inscribed at middle right in gray wash: "JARVIS / 1809 NY"; at lower center in black ink: "No 1 Wall St"
Gallery Label: 
The subject, identified only "Mr. Wanser, the Elder," was probably Garret Wanser (1771-1856) of a prominent family whose members were among the early settlers of Amityville, Long Island.
Credit Line: 
Gift of the Hon. and Mrs. J. William Middendorf II
Due to ongoing research, information about this object is subject to change.
Creative: Tronvig Group