Description In about 1830, Elliott moved from upstate New York to Manhattan, where he studied briefly with John Quidor (1801-81), a specialist in literary scenes. Otherwise, he was largely self-taught, although he had thoroughly familiarized himself with the techniques employed by the portrait painter Gilbert Stuart (1755-1828). By the 1850s, Elliott had become the leading portraitist in New York. Asher B. Durand (1796-1886) began his career as an engraver but eventually turned to landscape painting and succeeded Thomas Cole as the leader of the Hudson River school of landscape painters.
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- New Jersey and the Artist. New Jersey State Museum, Trenton. 1965.
- The American Artist as Painter and Draftsman. The Walters Art Museum, Baltimore. 2001.
- The Walters' American Collection. The Walters Art Museum, Baltimore. 2005-2006.
- From Rye to Raphael: The Walters Story. The Walters Art Museum, Baltimore. 2014-2016.
Provenance Purchased by William T. Walters from the artist, Baltimore, 1860; inherited by Henry Walters, Baltimore, 1894; by bequest to Walters Art Museum, 1931.
Inscriptions [Signature] Lower left: C.L. Elliott; [Date] Lower left: 1860
Credit Acquired by William T. Walters, 1860
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