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John Wesley Jarvis: DeWitt Clinton, ca.1816
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John Wesley Jarvis

[English-born American Painter, ca.1780-1840]

• Relationships: Father of Charles Wesley Jarvis.
Jarvis' students included John Quidor.
• Subject matter:  Specializes in Portraits.
• Browse all:  British artists / American artists

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Paintings in Museums and Public Art Galleries Worldwide:
Notable SiteDallas Museum of Art, Texas   NEW!
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Notable SiteJohn Wesley Jarvis at the Detroit Institute of Arts, Michigan
2 works online

Notable SiteFine Arts Museums of San Francisco   NEW!

Notable SiteMetropolitan Museum of Art, New York City   NEW!  

Notable SiteMuseum of Fine Arts, Boston   NEW!
Watercolor collection online

Notable SiteNational Gallery of Art, Washington D.C.   NEW!
Includes a biography of the artist

Notable SiteJohn Wesley Jarvis at the Smithsonian American Art Museum, Washington D.C.

Addison Gallery of American Art, Andover, Massachusetts

Ball State Museum of Art, Indiana
Portrait of Sarah Maria Goodrich Giraud, ca.1819

Brooklyn Museum, New York City

Brooklyn Museum/Luce Center for American Art, New York City
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Cleveland Museum of Art, Ohio

Fenimore Art Museum, Cooperstown, New York
James Fenimore Cooper (1789-1851), 1822

Fenimore Art Museum, Cooperstown, New York
John Peter DeLancey (1754-1828), ca.1814

Fred Jones Jr. Museum of Art at the University of Oklahoma
Portrait of Lewis Colford Jones

Gilcrease Museum, Tulsa, Oklahoma
Black Hawk and his Son, Whirling Thunder, 1833

Harvard University Art Museums, Massachusetts
Harvard have works in their collections, but unfortunately you have to type in the search yourself

Los Angeles County Museum of Art   NEW!

Louisiana State Museum, New Orleans
Lafitte Brothers in Dominique You's Bar, ca.1821

Minneapolis Institute of Arts, Minnesota  
Portrait of Capt. Samuel C. Reid, 1815

New-York Historical Society

North Carolina Museum of Art, Raleigh
John Quincy Adams

Pennsylvania Academy of the Fine Arts, Philadelphia

Philadelphia Museum of Art   NEW!

Snite Museum of Art at the University of Notre Dame, Indiana
Portrait of A Man, ca.1815-20

The Huntington Library, California

The Walters Art Museum, Maryland   NEW!

National Art Databases and Museum Inventories:

Smithsonian American Art Museum National Art Inventories
List of works nationwide from two sources: the Inventory of American Paintings Executed before 1914 and the Inventory of American Sculpture (only a few percent of listings have an accompanying image)

Art Market:
(e.g. records of past sales at auction; sites providing examples of the artist's signature)
Sotheby's Sold Lot Archive
(database goes as far back as 1998; images where permitted by copyright go about as far back as 2001)

Pictures from Image Archives:
Notable SiteJohn Wesley Jarvis at The Art Renewal Center

Notable SiteJohn Wesley Jarvis at The Athenaeum  
2 works online

New York Public Library Digital Gallery

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Miscellaneous Sites:
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Peter Nahum At The Leicester Galleries, London, UK
Archive of past displayed works which are "sold" or "not for sale"

Tennessee Portrait Project
Robert Woods

Articles and Reference Sites:
Notable SiteEncyclopedia Britannica complete article on John Wesley Jarvis  
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Notable SiteRKD Netherlands Institute for Art History  

Notable SiteUnion List of Artist Names (Getty Museum)  
Reference sheet with basic information about the artist and pointers to other references.

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