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Clarkson Crolius Sr. (1773–1843)

Object Name: Portrait
Date: 1825
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Medium: Oil on canvas
Dimensions: Unframed: 30 × 24 in. (76.2 × 61 cm) Framed: 39 × 33 in. (99.1 × 83.8 cm)
Credit Line: Gift of Clarkson Crolius Jr.
Object Number: 1863.8
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Inscribed: Inscribed on verso: "Col. Clarkson Crolius / when Speaker of the House of / Assembly of the State of New York / at 53 Years of Age / Painted by Ezra Ames / Albany 1825"

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Although this portrait was not included among the nine portraits listed in Ames's account book for 1825, both Bolton and Cortelyou examined the painting and its inscription and pronounced it authentic. A small lithographic print was made from it by F. D'Avignon, an impression of which is owned by New-York Historical Society.