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Robert Lenox (1759-1839)

Object Number: 
1958.131
Date: 
ca. 1825-1830
Medium: 
Oil on canvas
Dimensions: 
Overall: 9 x 6 3/4 in. ( 22.9 x 17.1 cm )
Gallery Label: 
The subject, the son of James and Elizabeth (Sproat) Lenox, was born in Kirkcudbright, Scotland, and came to America just prior to the Revolution. A prosperous merchant, he served as president of the New York Chamber of Commerce from 1826 to 1839. This portrait of him was probably copied by Inman from an original of 1809 by John Wesley Jarvis, with whom Inman had earlier served an apprenticeship.
Bibliography: 
Bolton, Theodore, "A Catalogue of the Paintings of Henry Inman," no. 80, The Art Quarterly 3, no. 4 (Autumn 1940), p. 408. Catalogue of American Portraits in the New-York Historical Society, no. 1768, Vol. 1, New Haven: Yale University Press, 1974, p. 451.
Credit Line: 
Gift of Mrs. Edward L. Center and R. McAllister Lloyd
Due to ongoing research, information about this object is subject to change.
Creative: Tronvig Group