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William W. Van Ness (1776-1823)

Object Number: 
1871.2
Date: 
1818
Medium: 
Oil on canvas
Dimensions: 
Overall: 33 x 26 3/4 in. ( 83.8 x 67.9 cm )
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.
Credit Line: 
Gift of Marshall S. Bidwell
Due to ongoing research, information about this object is subject to change.
Creative: Tronvig Group