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William W. Van Ness (1776-1823)

William W. Van Ness (1776-1823)
Title
William W. Van Ness (1776-1823)
Date 
1818
Medium 
Oil on canvas
Dimensions 
Overall: 33 x 26 3/4 in. ( 83.8 x 67.9 cm )
Credit Line 
Gift of Marshall S. Bidwell
Object Number 
1871.2
Gallery Label 
The subject, a native of Claverack, New York, served in the state assembly (1804-06) and became a leader of the Federalist party. In 1807 he was named to the New York Supreme Court where he served until 1820.
Bibliography 
"Review of the Fine Arts," The National Advocate, Vol. 6, no. 1715, July 1, 1818, p. 2. Catalogue of the Museum and Gallery of Art of The New-York Historical Society, New York, The New-York Historical Society, 1881, p. 60. 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. 70. 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. Catalogue of American Portraits in The New-York Historical Society: Oil Portraits, Miniatures, Sculptures, New York: The New-York Historical Society, 1941, p. 319. Dickson, Harold E., John Wesley Jarvis: American Painter, 1780-1840, New York: The New-York Historical Society, 1949, pp. 209-10, 332, 368, 439. Catalogue of American Portraits in The New-York Historical Society, Vol. 2, New York: The New-York Historical Society, 1974, pp. 826-7. Zygmont, Bryan J., Portraiture and Politics in New York City, 1790-1825, Ph.D. Diss., University of Maryland, College Park, 2006, pp. 215-6, 231.
Due to ongoing research, information about this object is subject to change.
Creative: Tronvig Group