Description Henry Inman was America's premier portrait painter during the 1830s. He trained in New York City with the then-renowned painter John Wesley Jarvis. The artist went on to become one of the foremost members of the "Knickerbocker" circle, and together with Samuel F. B. Morse, the painter and later telegraph magnate, he founded the National Academy of Design. Subsequently Inman was much sought after as a portraitist by society figures in New York City and Philadelphia, until his early death in 1846.
- The Art of Henry Inman. National Portrait Gallery, Smithsonian Institution, Washington. 1987.
Provenance William T. Walters, Baltimore [date and mode of acquisition unknown]; Henry Walters, Baltimore, 1894, by inheritance; Walters Art Museum, 1931, by bequest.
Inscriptions [Signature and date] Lower center left: H. Inman, 1841
Credit Acquired by William T. Walters
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