Chief Justice Nelson

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Chief Justice Nelson
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N0091.1973
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Samuel Nelson had this portrait painted while he was Chief Justice of the State Supreme Court. In contrast to Samuel F. B. Morse's earlier portrait of Nelson, Henry Inman gave a quality of softness and elegance to his sitter. One of the foremost portrait painters in America between 1820 and 1846, Inman worked in the tradition of Gilbert Stuart, idealizing his images. Inman was an active participant in the intellectual and artistic life in New York. He was a member of James Fenimore Cooper's Bread and Cheese Club and made early illustrations of Cooper's works.
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height 41.5 in ; width 34.25 in
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