Buckley was a New York City merchant, with a store located on Front Street. He was on the board of directors of the Bank of America from its founding in 1812 and served as president from 1816 to 1832. Family tradition relates that this painting is a copy of a portrait by Samuel Waldo of ca. 1820, but the suggestion has also been made that it was taken from a portrait by John Wesley Jarvis.
Gift of Edward C. Delafield
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