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Famous American Artist John O'Brien Inman (1828-1896) O/C Antique 1864 Portrait

Famous American Artist John O'Brien Inman (1828-1896) O/C Antique 1864 Portrait

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Up for sale is an original antique 1864 oil painting on canvas by Famous American Artist John O'Brien Inman (1828-1896), depicting a portrait of a seated baby. 

Signature on verso "Painted by Jho. O'B Inman Portlana Jan 18th 64"

The painting is in good/antique condition, minor stable craquelures.

Presented in an ornate vintage gilded frame.  Please see the photos, the photos are part of the description. 

Measures with the frame 41" X 34.5", painting 30" x 25". 

Free insured shipping. Free delivery in 200 miles from Boston.

Please read some interesting information about Artist according to different sources:

John O'Brien Inman is one of the famous American artists who, in the last third of the 19th century, spent a good part of their career in Europe.

John O'Brien Inman (1828-1896) was born in New York City. He was the son of artist Henry Inman (1801-1846) and was one of the founders and first vice-president of the National Academy of Design in New York City. Inman studied under his father, who painted landscapes and miniatures, as well as portraits and genre scenes. After a first exhibition in 1853 at the National Academy of Design, he settled in New York in 1861: he exhibited there at the Brooklyn Artists Association and therefore seemed to specialize in still lifes, with some success apparently. he, since a newspaper reports in November 1862 that "his paintings of fruits and flowers are sold before having left the easel". He nevertheless still produced some portraits or genre scenes, almost exclusively in small formats, and ended up becoming a member of the National Academy of Design in 1865. His studio was then located at 650 Broadway.

 The following year, he moved to Europe and opened a studio in Rome. He remained abroad until 1878 when he returned for a while to New York. While in Europe, he executed a number of sentimental genre scenes in local settings. Inman's work is admired for its technical skill and, in the case of his later works, for its reflection of European influences.
In 1866, Inman left for Europe, where he stayed for 12 years and achieved notable success. He divides his time between London, and especially Rome and Paris, where he has two workshops. The Oxford Dictionary of American Art and Artists tells us that the artist made very detailed "historical costumes" at this time. From this European episode, Inman also leaves us some landscapes, for example, a view of Perugia in 1869, the interiors of the Basilica of Saint Francis in Assisi, and a view of Lake Lucerne in Switzerland.

Upon his return to the United States in 1878, Inman produced his most famous painting, a rather exceptionally large format (0.75 x 1.25 m) for, a scene of moonlit ice skating in Central Park in New York. He will then return for some time to England, before returning to settle on the banks of the Hudson River, then to die in great poverty in a sort of hospice.

National Gallery of Art of Washington, 
Smithsonian Museum of Washington, 
Metropolitan Museum, 
Museum of the City of New-York, 
Princeton University Art Museum, 
Brooklyn Museum, 
University of Indiana (Eskenazi Museum of Art)
Please note that the physical colors of the item may vary from the pictures in the listing, given the quality of the camera, the lighting, and the background used

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