Vanderlyn, John, 1775-1852

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John Vanderlyn was born in Kingston, New York, where he worked for a print shop; he displayed an early aptitude for art, and was able to study with Archibald Robinson and Gilbert Stuart. Under the patronage of Aaron Burr, Vanderlyn became the first American artist to study in France. He exhibited paintings to popular and critical acclaim in America, France, England, and Italy, returning to America in 1815. He painted portraits of several presidents, and created and exhibited panoramas, including one of Niagara Falls, but his reputation fell. His last significant work, the Landing of Columbus for the Capitol rotunda, was typical of his later career - technically admirable but uninspiring.

From the description of John Vanderlyn letter to Dear sir, 1811 Aug. 23. (Pennsylvania State University Libraries). WorldCat record id: 72827391

American artist.

From the description of Letter : Paris, to Benjamin Perley Poore, 1845 Oct. 9. (Boston Athenaeum). WorldCat record id: 40465981

From the description of Autograph letter signed : New York, to "Raphael" Earl in Nashville, Tennessee, 1819 Apr. 2. (Unknown). WorldCat record id: 270574094

Painter; London, England and Paris, France.

From the description of John Vanderlyn letter, 1848 July 3. (Unknown). WorldCat record id: 122291470

From the description of John Vanderlyn papers, [ca. 1796-1890]. (Unknown). WorldCat record id: 122576919

Kingston native, portrait and landscape artist, promoter of art exhibits.

Vanderlyn enjoyed the patronage of Aaron Burr.

From the description of Papers, 1795-1956, 1795-1852 (bulk) (Unknown). WorldCat record id: 155500231

Archival Resources
Role Title Holding Repository
referencedIn John Davis Hatch papers, 1790-1995 Archives of American Art
referencedIn Hart, Charles Henry, 1847-1918,. Miscellaneous artists' letters, receipts and exhibition announcements, 1731-1901. Archives of American Art
referencedIn Mason, Jonathan, Jr., 1795-1884. Recollections of a septuaginarian, [1866?]-1881. Winterthur Library
referencedIn Kensett, John Frederick, 1816-1872. Papers, 1832-1872. American Periodical Series I
referencedIn Duveen, Albert. Albert Duveen art reference files, [ca. 1831-1950]. Archives of American Art
creatorOf Vanderlyn, John, 1775-1852. John Vanderlyn letter to Dear sir, 1811 Aug. 23. Pennsylvania State University Libraries
creatorOf Stebbins, Alfred,. Alfred Stebbins autograph collection, 1834-1872. Archives of American Art
referencedIn Stillwell, John E. (John Edwin), 1853-1930. Papers, 1839-[1928?] (bulk 1881-1928). New-York Historical Society
referencedIn Hatch, John Davis. John Davis Hatch papers, 1790-1995. Archives of American Art
referencedIn Van Gaasbeek family. Papers, 1773-1797. Campbell University, Wiggins Memorial Library
referencedIn Papers, 1775-1935. Houghton Library
referencedIn Henry VanDerLyn letter book, 1810-1824. Division of Rare and Manuscript Collections, Cornell University Library.
creatorOf Historical Society of Pennsylvania. Selected art related letters from Historical Society of Pennsylvania's Society Collection, 1760-1935. Archives of American Art
creatorOf Stebbins, Alfred. Alfred Stebbins autograph collection, 1834-1872. Winterthur Library
referencedIn Burr, Aaron, 1756-1836. Letters from Aaron Burr to John Vanderlyn, Amsterdam and New York, 1811-1816, (bulk 1811, Aug. 7 -- Sept. 22) Huntington Library, Art Collections & Botanical Gardens
referencedIn American Academy of the Fine Arts. Records, 1802-1840. New-York Historical Society
referencedIn Du Pont family. Papers, 1685-1895 1840-1870 (bulk dates). Winterthur Library
creatorOf Vanderlyn, John, 1775-1852. Autograph letter signed : New York, to "Raphael" Earl in Nashville, Tennessee, 1819 Apr. 2. Pierpont Morgan Library.
creatorOf Vanderlyn, John, 1775-1852. Artist file. Brooklyn Museum Libraries & Archives
referencedIn Delaplaine, Joseph. Autograph letter signed : Philadelphia, to Captain A. Partridge in Norwich, Vermont, 1819 Feb. 9. Pierpont Morgan Library.
referencedIn Museum of the City of New York. Letters collection, 1670-1950, 1775-1930 (bulk). Campbell University, Wiggins Memorial Library
referencedIn Van Der Lyn, Henry, 1784-1865. Papers, 1827-1857. Churchill County Museum
referencedIn Burr, Aaron, 1756-1836. Promissory note and letters, 1790-1823. Buffalo History Museum, Research Library
creatorOf Vanderlyn, John, 1775-1852. John Vanderlyn papers, [ca. 1796-1890]. Archives of American Art
creatorOf Vanderlyn, John, 1775-1852. Letter : Paris, to Benjamin Perley Poore, 1845 Oct. 9. Boston Athenaeum
referencedIn Vanderlyn, John, 1775-1852. Papers, 1795-1956, 1795-1852 (bulk) Campbell University, Wiggins Memorial Library
referencedIn Hatch, John Davis. John Davis Hatch collection on panoramas, circa 1814-1977. National Gallery of Art Library
creatorOf Vanderlyn, John, 1775-1852. John Vanderlyn letter, 1848 July 3. Archives of American Art
creatorOf Vanderlyn, John, 1775-1852. Papers, 1795-1956, 1795-1852 (bulk) Campbell University, Wiggins Memorial Library
referencedIn Sellers, Charles Coleman, 1903-1980. Charles Coleman Sellers papers, [ca. 1940]-1978. Archives of American Art
referencedIn VanDerLyn, Henry. Henry VanDerLyn letter book, 1810-1824. Cornell University Library
referencedIn Vanderlyn, John, 1775-1852 : [miscellaneous ephemeral material]. Metropolitan Museum of Art, Thomas J. Watson Library
referencedIn Colonial Williamsburg Foundation. Collection of famous historical portraits [i.e. owned by C.W. with descriptive notes and photographs of the portraits]. Colonial Williamsburg Foundation, John D. Rockefeller, Jr. Library
Role Title Holding Repository
Relation Name
associatedWith American Academy of the Fine Arts. corporateBody
correspondedWith Barlow, Joel, 1754-1812 person
associatedWith Boston Athenaeum. corporateBody
associatedWith Burr, Aaron, 1756-1836. person
associatedWith Colonial Williamsburg Foundation. corporateBody
associatedWith Delaplaine, Joseph. person
associatedWith Du Pont family. family
associatedWith Duveen, Albert. person
associatedWith Earl, Ralph Eleaser Whiteside, ca. 1785-1838, person
associatedWith Hart, Charles Henry, 1847-1918, person
associatedWith Hatch, John Davis. person
associatedWith Historical Society of Pennsylvania. corporateBody
associatedWith Hoes, Roswell Randall, 1850-1921. person
associatedWith Jackson, Andrew, 1767-1845. person
associatedWith Kensett, John Frederick, 1816-1872. person
associatedWith Mason, Jonathan, Jr., 1795-1884. person
associatedWith Museum of the City of New York. corporateBody
associatedWith Poore, Benjamin Perley, 1820-1887. person
associatedWith Safford, William. person
associatedWith Schoonmaker, Marius. person
associatedWith Sellers, Charles Coleman, 1903-1980. person
associatedWith Stebbins, Alfred. person
associatedWith Stillwell, John E. (John Edwin), 1853-1930. person
associatedWith VanDerLyn, Henry. person
associatedWith VanDerLyn, Henry. person
associatedWith Van Der Lyn, Henry, 1784-1865. person
associatedWith Vanderlyn, John, Jr. person
associatedWith Vanderlyn, Nicholas. person
associatedWith Vanderlyn, Peter. person
associatedWith Van Gaasbeek family. family
Place Name Admin Code Country
New York (State)--Kingston
United States
New York (State)
France--Paris
England
United States
Europe
Paris (France)
Subject
Arts
Art--Study and teaching
Families
Art--Exhibitions
Painters
Painting, American
Art--Catalogs
Painting, Modern--19th century
Painters--Correspondence
Art--Marketing
Panoramas
Landscape painting
Occupation
Painter
Function

Person

Birth 1775-10-18

Death 1852-09-23

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