The Reverend John Callaghan (1776/77-1800)

The Reverend John Callaghan (1776/77-1800)
The Reverend John Callaghan (1776/77-1800)
The Reverend John Callaghan (1776/77-1800)
Title
The Reverend John Callaghan (1776/77-1800)
Date 
1800
Medium 
Watercolor on ivory
Dimensions 
Overall: 2 3/4 x 2 1/4 in. ( 7 x 5.7 cm )
Credit Line 
Gift of the Henry Dudley Family, through Fannie G. Dudley
Object Number 
1957.137
Marks 
inscription: on back: "Revd./ John Callaghan/dided April 14th 1800/in his 24th year/In/memory of whom, this/tribute of gratitude & esteem/is presented to the family of/Nicho W. Stuyvesant Esq/by his/afflicted mother."
Gallery Label 
The subject of this portrait was a protégé of Dr. Robert Smith, bishop of South Carolina, who ordained him deacon. Callaghan (or Callahan) preached occasionally at St. Mark's in the Bowery, and was offered the rectorship of the newly established parish in February 1800. He accepted and returned to South Carolina to be ordained to the priesthood. He was killed there in a carriage accident that April.
Due to ongoing research, information about this object is subject to change.
Creative: Tronvig Group