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The Reverend Hooper Cumming (1787-1825)

Object Number: 
1896.1
Date: 
ca. 1830-1835
Medium: 
Oil on canvas
Dimensions: 
Overall: 30 x 25 in. ( 76.2 x 63.5 cm )
Gallery Label: 
The subject of this portrait was the son of General John Noble Cumming of New Jersey. He became the first minister of the Second Presbyterian Church of Newark and was serving as the minister of the Third Presbyterian Church of Albany by 1818. His portrait was a gift to the Society from his daughter.
Bibliography: 
Catalogue of the Gallery of Art of The New York Historical Society, no. 309, New York: Printed for the Society, 1915, p. 36. Kelby, William, Notes on American Artists 1754-1820, New York: The New-York Historical Society, 1922, p. 61. Bolton, Theodore, "Henry Inman, Portrait Painter," Creative Art, Vol. 12, February 1933, p. 122. Dickson, H.E., "John Wesley Jarvis: Knickerbocker Painter," The New-York Historical Society Quarterly 24, no. 2, April 1940, p. 59. Bolton, Theodore, "A Catalogue of the Paintings of Henry Inman," no. 29, The Art Quarterly 3, no. 4, Autumn 1940, p. 404. Catalogue of American Portraits in The New-York Historical Society, New Haven: Yale University Press, 1941, p. 68. Catalogue of American Portraits in the New-York Historical Society, no. 1768, Vol. 1, New Haven: Yale University Press, 1974, p. 179-80.
Credit Line: 
Bequest of Mrs. Julia C. Van Arsdale Jones
Due to ongoing research, information about this object is subject to change.
Creative: Tronvig Group