William Johnson (1769-1848)

William Johnson (1769-1848)
Title
William Johnson (1769-1848)
Date 
1816
Medium 
Oil on canvas
Dimensions 
Overall: 30 3/4 x 25 3/4 in. ( 78.1 x 65.4 cm )
Credit Line 
Gift of Horace Binney, Jr.
Object Number 
1868.1
Gallery Label 
The subject was the son of Asahel and Eunice (Wetmore) Johnson of Middletown, Connecticut. He studied law after graduating from Yale and set up his practice in New York in the 1790s. He became a member of The New-York Historical Society in 1805, and served as chairman of its standing committee. His portrait was a gift to the Society from his son-in-law.
Bibliography 
Catalogue of the Museum and Gallery of Art of The New-York Historical Society, New York, The New-York Historical Society, 1881, p. 59. Catalogue of the Gallery of Art of The New-York Historical Society, New York, The New-York Historical Society, 1915, p. 25. Kelby, William, Notes on American Artists 1754-1820: Copied from advertisements appearing in the newspapers of the day, New York: The New-York Historical Society, 1922, p. 65. Bolton, Theodore, and Groce, George C., Jr., "John Wesley Jarvis: An Account of His Life and the First Catalogue of His Work, Art Quarterly, Vol. 1, No. 4, Autumn 1938, pp. 299-321. "Jarvis Centennial Exhibition List," New York; The New-York Historical Society, 1940, p. 1. Dickson, H.E., "John Wesley Jarvis: Knickerbocker Painter, The New-York Historical Society Quarterly Bulletin, Vol. 24, No. 2, April 1940, pp. 47-64. Catalogue of American Portraits in The New-York Historical Society: Oil Portraits, Miniatures, Sculptures, New York: The New-York Historical Society, 1941, p. 162. Dickson, Harold E., John Wesley Jarvis: American Painter, 1780-1840, New York: The New-York Historical Society, 1949, pp. 232, 332, 355, 427. Catalogue of American Portraits in The New-York Historical Society, Vol. 2, New York: The New-York Historical Society, 1974, pp. 405-6.
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