John Peter DeLancey (1754-1828)

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John Peter DeLancey (1754-1828)
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Identifier: 
N0147.1977
Description: 
Portrait of John Peter DeLancey (1754-1828), father-in-law of James Fenimore Cooper. DeLancey was the scion of a successful colonial family whose fortune was lost during the Revolution as the family remained loyal to the British. John Peter's daughter, Susan Augusta, married James Fenimore Cooper in 1811 and the young couple commissioned the portrait a few years later. Jarvis was a leading portrait painter during the early 19th century. He began his career as an apprentice to a printmaker and later drew portraits and painted miniatures. Jarvis taught himself to paint portraits similar to Gilbert Stuart's painterly style but with tighter brushstrokes and a more detailed finish.
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height 41 in, width 35 in
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