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Rachel Carmer Lenox (1763-1843)

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Rachel Carmer Lenox (1763-1843)
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
Acquisition: Robert Lenox (ca. 1805-1839); James Lenox (1839-1876); Lenox Library Collection
Physical Description
Oil paintings
This sympathetic study of Rachel Lenox is among John Trumbull's most appealing portraits. When it was exhibited in London in 1806 along with Trumbull's portrait of her hesband, Robewrt Lenox, the artist Benjamin west predicted to Trumbull, "that picture [of Mers. Lenox] would then stand the competition with some of the finest Portraits of the times." Born into a prominent Connecticut family, John Trunbull greatly admired Copley's work while a student at Harvard in the early 1770s. After serving as an officer in the Continental Army, he began his own career as an artist. Although Trumbull preferred history painting, portraiture was his bread and butter - and his portraits rivaled those of Gilbert Stuart in popularity. Active in the New York (later American) Academy of the Fine Arts, Trumbull was elected a director for 1805-1808 and vice-president in 1808. Between 1816 and 1835 he served as the organization's president.
Type of Resource
Still image
Other local Identifier: Lenox Library Art Gallery project
Universal Unique Identifier (UUID): 94dfef00-c7de-0135-5c48-0b55ee7b301a
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. "Rachel Carmer Lenox (1763-1843)" The New York Public Library Digital Collections. 1805. https://digitalcollections.nypl.org/items/5f791310-c7f1-0135-e38d-69977edefa5f

Chicago/Turabian Format

New York Public Library Archives, The New York Public Library. "Rachel Carmer Lenox (1763-1843)" New York Public Library Digital Collections. Accessed September 28, 2023. https://digitalcollections.nypl.org/items/5f791310-c7f1-0135-e38d-69977edefa5f

APA Format

New York Public Library Archives, The New York Public Library. (1805). Rachel Carmer Lenox (1763-1843) Retrieved from https://digitalcollections.nypl.org/items/5f791310-c7f1-0135-e38d-69977edefa5f

Wikipedia Citation

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Rachel Carmer Lenox (1763-1843)