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Washington Irving (1783-1859)

Object Name: Portrait
Date: 1836
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Medium: Oil on canvas
Dimensions: Unframed: 32 5/8 × 26 3/8 in. (82.9 × 67 cm)
Credit Line: Gift of the American Geographical Society
Object Number: 1946.138
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Marks: signature and date: on back of canvas: "J. H. Shegogue / pinx 1836"

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Of the four portraits of Irving owned by the New-York Historical Society, this is the only one painted from life.


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