Thematic Tour: Connecting to Collections – Fine Arts (Great American Artists of the 18th and 19th Centuries)

John and Sarah Jay commissioned the best American painters of their generation to create works that are still on display in museums today. The Jay family continued this tradition for generations. During this tour experience, visitors will examine works by great American artists of the eighteenth and nineteenth centuries. Objects include: Signing of the Preliminary Treaty of Peace in 1782 by Benjamin West, John Clarkson Jay by Samuel F.B. Morse, several portraits by Daniel Huntington, a wax bust of George Washington recently re-attributed to Joseph Wright (son of Patience Lovell Wright, the first female American sculptor), and a view of the Bay of Naples by Thomas Cole. Regular admission fees apply. Additional installments of this tour, examining other pieces from our fine arts collection, will be held on the first Sunday of July, August, September, and October. Check our calendar of events to see which pieces will be studied on each of these occasions.

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