Self Portrait

1815–34
John Wesley Jarvis (American (born in England), 1780–1840)


Catalogue Raisonné

Karolik (1962) cat. 407

Dimensions

Sheet: 17.6 x 13.4 cm (6 15/16 x 5 1/4 in.)

Accession Number

61.292

Medium or Technique

Watercolor and graphite on board

Not On View

Collections

Americas, Prints and Drawings

Classifications

Watercolors

Bust to left, with stock and frill; right elbow resting on table; forefinger extended.

Inscription

Inscribed below in pen and ink: Jarvis the Painter / (sketched by himself.)

Markings

Annotated on verso in pen and ink: MR. BENJAMIN THAW OF NEW YORK / has GIVEN TO THE CLEVELAND MUSEUM A / PORTRAIT OF THOMAS APTHORP COOPER, BY / JOHN WESLEY JARVIN / JULY 31, 1918

Provenance

Maxim Karolik, Newport; Gift to MFA May 10, 1961

Credit Line

Gift of Maxim Karolik for the M. and M. Karolik Collection of American Watercolors and Drawings, 1800–1875