William Cullen Bryant (1794-1878)

William Cullen Bryant (1794-1878)
Title
William Cullen Bryant (1794-1878)
Date 
1827
Medium 
Watercolor, graphite, and charcoal with touches of black and brown ink and white gouache on paper
Dimensions 
Overall: 4 7/16 x 4 1/8 in. (11.3 x 10.5 cm) mat: 14 x 11 in. ( 35.6 x 27.9 cm ) frame: 15 3/8 x 12 3/8 x 1 1/4 in.
Description 
Portrait
Credit Line 
Gift of Anna R. Fairchild
Object Number 
1910.20
Inscriptions 
Verso inscribed and signed at upper center in brown ink: "Likeness of W. C Bryant. / -- By Inman 1827. --"
Gallery Label 
This portrait was made while Bryant was still a young man, not long after he had assumed his editorial position with the New York Evening Post. There are two engravings by G. Parker after this portrait in the Print Room of the Society; one appeared originally in the New York Mirror and the other in the U.S. Magazine and Democratic Review in 1842.
Provenance 
Descent through sitter's family, Anna R. Fairchild, New York City
Due to ongoing research, information about this object is subject to change.
Creative: Tronvig Group