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Robert Lenox (1759-1839)

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Robert Lenox (1759-1839)
Trumbull, John, 1756-1843 (Artist)

Paintings at the New York Public Library

Dates / Origin
Date Created: 1805 (Approximate)
Library locations
New York Public Library Archives
Shelf locator: Edna Barnes Salomon Room Paintings
Lenox, Robert, 1759-1839
Acquisition: Robert Lenox (ca. 1805-1839); James Lenox (1839-1876); Lenox Library Collection
Physical Description
Oil paintings
Extent: Oil on canvas
The Scottish-born Robert Lenox was a very successful real estate speculator and merchant who established himself in New York City. He was considered one of the city's five richest men at the time of his death in 1839. Lenox and his wife, Rachel, were painted by John Trumbull during the artist's brief residence in New York City between 1805 and 1808, a period in which Trumbull executed almost fifty private and public commissions. The artist intended the Lenox portraits to be hung facing each other as a matched pair, and the colors and poses were chosen to complement this scheme. Trumbull frequently added columns in the background of his portraits of men as symbols of strength and honor.
Type of Resource
Still image
Other local Identifier: Lenox Library Art Gallery project
Universal Unique Identifier (UUID): 90d4b630-c7de-0135-0c8d-0395fa54ee76
Rights Statement
The New York Public Library believes that this item is in the public domain under the laws of the United States, but did not make a determination as to its copyright status under the copyright laws of other countries. This item may not be in the public domain under the laws of other countries. Though not required, if you want to credit us as the source, please use the following statement, "From The New York Public Library," and provide a link back to the item on our Digital Collections site. Doing so helps us track how our collection is used and helps justify freely releasing even more content in the future.

Item timeline of events

  • 1756: Creator Born
  • 1805: Created
  • 1843: Creator Died
  • 2018: Digitized
  • 2023: Found by you!
  • 2024

MLA Format

New York Public Library Archives, The New York Public Library. "Robert Lenox (1759-1839)" The New York Public Library Digital Collections. 1805. https://digitalcollections.nypl.org/items/5ee70750-c7f1-0135-467f-797b944ac38a

Chicago/Turabian Format

New York Public Library Archives, The New York Public Library. "Robert Lenox (1759-1839)" New York Public Library Digital Collections. Accessed September 30, 2023. https://digitalcollections.nypl.org/items/5ee70750-c7f1-0135-467f-797b944ac38a

APA Format

New York Public Library Archives, The New York Public Library. (1805). Robert Lenox (1759-1839) Retrieved from https://digitalcollections.nypl.org/items/5ee70750-c7f1-0135-467f-797b944ac38a

Wikipedia Citation

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Robert Lenox (1759-1839)