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Children of Governor Daniel D. Tompkins


An oil on canvas Neoclassical portrait of Governor Daniel D. Tompkins' children.  When this group portrait of his children was painted, Daniel Tompkins was Governor of the State of New York.  Later, he founded Tompkinsville, Staten Island and served as Vice President of the United States under President James Monroe. Represented from left to right are Sarah, Hannah, Arietta, Minthorne, and Griffin.

Ezra Ames was active in Albany and western New York as a portraitist in the Neo-Classic manner.  He was known as the unofficial New York State portrait painter.  Some of his portraits include Alexander Hamilton and Simeon De Witt.

Artist: Ezra Ames (1768 - 1836)

Title: Children of Governor Daniel D. Tompkins

Medium: Oil on canvas

Dates: 1809

Dimensions: 40.25 in. x 52.5 in.

Culture: American

Accession Number: A1944.3365

Credit: Gift of John Koestner

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