Aaron Burr (1756-1836)

Aaron Burr (1756-1836)
Aaron Burr (1756-1836)
Title
Aaron Burr (1756-1836)
Date 
1834
Medium 
Oil on wood panel
Dimensions 
Overall: 9 5/8 x 7 3/4 in. ( 24.4 x 19.7 cm )
Credit Line 
Gift of Dr. John E. Stillwell
Object Number 
1931.57
Marks 
label: on back: "For Sale. Aaron Burr, painted in 1834, in six sittings by James van Dyck. If not satisfactory, return to 18 Centre St. Room No. 3"
Gallery Label 
This portrait, the last ever painted of Aaron Burr, was copied by lithographers and engravers on several occasions. On a lithograph published about the time of Burr's death there is a testimonial written by the subject: "I certify that the Portrait by Vandyke is the best Likeness ever Painted of me since 1809. N. York 1st Jany 1834. A. Burr."
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Creative: Tronvig Group