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Portrait of Henry Barger


This painting, along with its mate (Portrait of Matilda Barger), was commissioned by the couple and painted by a local artist who was probably self-taught. The same couples' portraits were painted again, 30 years later, by the French painter, Alexandre Cabanel.

Title: Portrait of Henry Barger

Medium: Oil on canvas

Dates: c. 1830

Dimensions: 43 in. x 35 in.

Culture: American

Accession Number: A1941.3162.1

Credit: Gift of Edna H. Barger

Tags: 19th century, barger, canvas, henry barger, oil, painting, portrait