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All John Vanderlyn 's Paintings
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ID Image  Painting (From A to Z)       Details 
Adriadne Abandoned on the Island of Naxos, John Vanderlyn
 Adriadne Abandoned on the Island of Naxos   1814
Andrew Jackson, John Vanderlyn
 Andrew Jackson   mk218 1828 52.4x37.9cm
Ariadne, John Vanderlyn
 Ariadne   mk218 c.1831-35 Oil on canvas 43.5x49.2cm
Ariadne Asleep on the Island of Naxos, John Vanderlyn
 Ariadne Asleep on the Island of Naxos   mk77 1809-14 Oil on canvas 68 1/2x87in
Caius Marius Amid the Ruins of Carthage, John Vanderlyn
 Caius Marius Amid the Ruins of Carthage   1807(1807) Medium oil on canvas cyf
Columbus Landing at Guanahani, 1492, John Vanderlyn
 Columbus Landing at Guanahani, 1492   1492 1837-47 Oil on canvas, 365 x 548 cm
Der Tod der Jane McCrae, John Vanderlyn
 Der Tod der Jane McCrae   mk181 1804 Hart-ford
Landing of Columbus, John Vanderlyn
 Landing of Columbus   John Vanderlyn (1775-1852) had studied with Gilbert Stuart and was the first American painter to be trained in Paris, where he worked on this canvas for ten years with the help of assistants. The dimensions of this oil painting on canvas are 365.76 cm by 548.64 cm (144.00 in by 216.00 in). Date 1847(1847) cyf
Panorama du palais et des jardins de Versailles, John Vanderlyn
 Panorama du palais et des jardins de Versailles   mk75 1816-1819 Huile sur toile 3.7x50.3cm
Panorama du palais et des jardins de Versailles, John Vanderlyn
 Panorama du palais et des jardins de Versailles   mk75 1816-1819 Huile sur toile 3.7x50.3cm
Panorama of Versilles, John Vanderlyn
 Panorama of Versilles   c 1816-19 Oil on canvas 3.7 x 50.3cm (12 x 165ft) Metropolitan Museum of Art New York (mk63)
Panoramic View of the Palace and Gardens of Versailles, John Vanderlyn
 Panoramic View of the Palace and Gardens of Versailles   1818-1819 Medium oil on canvas Dimensions Height: 360 cm (141.7 in). Width: 4,950 cm (1,948.7 in). cjr
The Death of Jane McCrea, John Vanderlyn
 The Death of Jane McCrea   1804

John Vanderlyn
1775-1852 John Vanderlyn (October 18, 1775 ?C September 23, 1852) was a American neoclassicist painter, was born at Kingston, New York. He was employed by a print-seller in New York, and was first instructed in art by Archibald Robinson (1765-1835), a Scotsman who was afterwards one of the directors of the American Academy. He went to Philadelphia, where he spent time in the studio of Gilbert Stuart and copied some of Stuart's portraits, including one of Aaron Burr, who placed him under Gilbert Stuart as a pupil. He was a proteg?? of Aaron Burr who in 1796 sent Vanderlyn to Paris, where he studied for five years. He returned to the United States in 1801 and lived in the home of Burr, then the Vice President, where he painted the well-known likeness of Burr and his daughter. In 1802 he painted two views of Niagara Falls, which were engraved and published in London in 1804. He returned to Paris in 1803, also visiting England in 1805, where he painted the Death of Miss McCrea for Joel Barlow. Vanderlyn then went to Rome, where he painted his picture of Marius amid the Ruins of Carthage, which was shown in Paris, and obtained the Napoleon gold medal there. This success caused him to remain in Paris for seven years, during which time he prospered greatly. In 1812 he showed a nude Ariadne (engraved by Durand, and now in the Pennsylvania Academy), which increased his fame. When Aaron Burr fled to Paris, Vanderlyn was for a time his only support. Vanderlyn returned to the United States in 1815, and painted portraits of various eminent men, including Washington (for the U.S. House of Representatives), James Monroe, John C. Calhoun, Governor Joseph C. Yates, Governor George Clinton, Andrew Jackson, and Zachary Taylor. He also exhibited panoramas and had a "Rotunda" built in New York City which displayed panoramas of Paris, Athens, Mexico, Versailles (by himself), and some battle-pieces; but neither his portraits nor the panoramas brought him financial success, partly because he worked very slowly. In 1842, through friendly influences, he was commissioned by Congress to paint The Landing of Columbus. Going to Paris, he hired a French artist, who, it is said, did most of the work. It was engraved for the United States five-dollar banknotes. He died in poverty at Kingston, New York, on 23 September 1852. Vanderlyn was the first American to study in France instead of in England, and to acquire accurate draughtsmanship. He was more academic than his fellows; but, though faithfully and capably executed, his work was rather devoid of charm, according to the 1911 Encyclopaedia Britannica. His Landing of Columbus has been called (by Appleton's Cyclopedia) "hardly more than respectable." His other works include portraits of Monroe, and Robert R Livingston (New York Historical Society).

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