Robert Lenox (1759-1839)

Robert Lenox (1759-1839)
Robert Lenox (1759-1839)
Robert Lenox (1759-1839)
Title
Robert Lenox (1759-1839)
Date 
1806
Medium 
Oil on canvas
Dimensions 
Overall: 36 1/4 x 28 in. ( 92.1 x 71.1 cm ) Frame: 47 x 37 1/4 x 3 1/4 in. (119.4 x 94.6 x 8.3 cm)
Credit Line 
Bequest of Waldron Phoenix Belknap, Jr.
Object Number 
1950.225
Marks 
label: on back: "Robert Lenox / painted by Trumbull"
Gallery Label 
The subject, the son of James and Elizabeth (Sproat) Lenox, was born in Kirkcudbright, Scotland, and came to America just prior to the Revolution. A prosperous merchant, he served as president of the New York Chamber of Commerce from 1826 to 1839. Trumbull made this copy of an earlier portrait of his when Lenox was the height of his career; the original is in the Lenox Collection of the New York Public Library.
Bibliography 
Sizer, Theodore, The Works of Colonel John Trumbull: Artist of the American Revolution, New Haven and London: Yale University Press, 1967, pp. 10, 49. Catalogue of American Portraits in The New-York Historical Society, New Haven: Yale University Press, Vol. 1, 1974, pp. 451-2. Jaffe, Irma B., John Trumbull: Patriot-Artist of the American Revolution, Boston: New York Graphic Society, 1975, pp. 212, 310-2 Cooper, Helen A., John Trumbull: The Hand and Spirit of a Painter, New Haven: Yale University Art Gallery, 1982, pp. 162-3.
Due to ongoing research, information about this object is subject to change.
Creative: Tronvig Group