Henry Inman (1801 – 1846) oil on canvas portrait of James McWhorter Bruen (1818-1881) who is depicted sitting and holding his Bible. Bruen was a Presbyterian minister who attended school in Pennsylvania and later worked and lived in both New York and New Jersey. Both this portrait and that of his wife have been documented by the Frick Art Reference Library, record #B1079529. Provenance: collection of the Rev. Henry M. Bruen, Jr., a direct descendent. Sight – 35 1/2" H x 25 1/2" W. Framed – 45 5/8" H x 35 1/2" W. 2nd quarter 19th century. Condition: Portrait in overall good condition. Blacklighting does not reveal visible inpainting or repairs. Later frame with losses at four corners, regilding, and paint stains.
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