John Wesley Jarvis

(1781 - January 14, 1839), American painter, nephew of Methodist leader John Wesley, was born at South Shields, England, and was taken to the United States at the age of five. He was one of the earliest American painters to give serious attention to the study of anatomy. He lived at first in Philadelphia, afterwards establishing himself in New York City, where he enjoyed great popularity, though his conviviality and eccentric mode of life affected his work. He visited Baltimore, Charleston, and New Orleans, entertaining much and painting portraits of prominent people, particularly in New Orleans, where General Andrew Jackson was one of his sitters. He had for assistants at different times both Thomas Sully and Henry Inman. He affected singularity in dress and manners, and his mots were the talk of the day. But his work deteriorated, and he died in great poverty in New York City.

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John Wesley Jarvis James Fenimore Cooper oil painting


James Fenimore Cooper
Painting ID::  72955
Artist: John Wesley Jarvis
Painting: James Fenimore Cooper
Introduction: "James Fenimore Cooper (1789-1851), Class of 1806," oil on canvas, by the American painter John Wesley Jarvis. 30 1/8 in. x 25 in. Yale University Art Gallery, gift of Edward Stephen Harkness, B.A. 1897, M.A. (Hon.) 1925. Courtesy of Yale University, New Haven, Conn. cjr
   
   
     

John Wesley Jarvis Adrian Baucker Holmes Children oil painting


Adrian Baucker Holmes Children
Painting ID::  79776
Artist: John Wesley Jarvis
Painting: Adrian Baucker Holmes Children
Introduction: between 1847(1847) and 1853(1853) Medium Oil on canvas Dimensions 153 x 122 cm (60.2 x 48 in) cyf
   
   
     

John Wesley Jarvis Lafitte Brothers in Dominique Yous Bar oil painting


Lafitte Brothers in Dominique Yous Bar
Painting ID::  84243
Artist: John Wesley Jarvis
Painting: Lafitte Brothers in Dominique Yous Bar
Introduction: Oil on wood panel, c. 1821, attributed to John Wesley Jarvis Date ca. 1821(1821) cyf
   
   
     

John Wesley Jarvis Thomas Paine John Wesley Jarvis oil painting


Thomas Paine John Wesley Jarvis
Painting ID::  90576
Artist: John Wesley Jarvis
Painting: Thomas Paine John Wesley Jarvis
Introduction: Oil on canvas, c. 1805 cjr
   
   
     

John Wesley Jarvis The Lafitte Brothers in Dominique Yous Bar oil painting


The Lafitte Brothers in Dominique Yous Bar
Painting ID::  96268
Artist: John Wesley Jarvis
Painting: The Lafitte Brothers in Dominique Yous Bar
Introduction: Oil on wood panel, c. 1821 cyf
   
   
     

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     (1781 - January 14, 1839), American painter, nephew of Methodist leader John Wesley, was born at South Shields, England, and was taken to the United States at the age of five. He was one of the earliest American painters to give serious attention to the study of anatomy. He lived at first in Philadelphia, afterwards establishing himself in New York City, where he enjoyed great popularity, though his conviviality and eccentric mode of life affected his work. He visited Baltimore, Charleston, and New Orleans, entertaining much and painting portraits of prominent people, particularly in New Orleans, where General Andrew Jackson was one of his sitters. He had for assistants at different times both Thomas Sully and Henry Inman. He affected singularity in dress and manners, and his mots were the talk of the day. But his work deteriorated, and he died in great poverty in New York City.