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Portrait of Asher B. Durand
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Portrait of Asher B. Durand

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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.
Date Description Narrative
9/01/1946Treatmentvarnish removed; coated
9/01/1956Treatmentlined; coated
11/20/1964Treatmentcoated; other
12/01/1988Treatmentcoated; other
8/01/2001Treatmentinpainted; coated
  • 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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oil on canvas
(Painting & Drawing)
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H: 27 1/16 x W: 21 7/8 in. (68.8 x 55.6 cm); Framed H: 34 1/4 x W: 29 1/2 x D: 4 1/2 in. (87 x 74.9 x 11.4 cm)
Location Within Museum
Not On View


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