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The Worlds of Jacob Eichholtz: Portrait Painter of the Early Republic

$19.95

The Worlds of Jacob Eichholtz: Portrait Painter of the Early Republic explores the life and times of an oft-overlooked figure in early American art. Jacob Eichholtz (1776-1842) began his career in the metal trades but with much practice, some encouragement from his friend Thomas Sully, and a few weeks’ instruction from America’s preeminent portraitist, Gilbert Stuart, he transformed himself into one of the nation’s most productive portrait painters.

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The Worlds of Jacob Eichholtz: Portrait Painter of the Early Republic explores the life and times of an oft-overlooked figure in early American art. Jacob Eichholtz (1776-1842) began his career in the metal trades but with much practice, some encouragement from his friend Thomas Sully, and a few weeks’ instruction from America’s preeminent portraitist, Gilbert Stuart, he transformed himself into one of the nation’s most productive portrait painters.

Eichholtz worked primarily in the Middle Atlantic region from his homes in Lancaster and Philadelphia. While Stuart and Sully concentrated on the elite of American society, Eichholtz captured images of a rising middle class with its craftsmen, merchants, doctors, lawyers, and their families. From a lifetime that spanned the American Revolution to the Industrial Revolution, and a career that produced more than 800 paintings, Eichholtz offers a collective portrait of early American culture in the first half of the nineteenth century.

This volume brings together four insightful essays about Eichholtz’s life and more than 100 color photographs of his oil-on-canvas portraits and profiles on panel, as well as artifacts associated with Eichholtz and examples of the tinsmith and coppersmith’s trade. The Worlds of Jacob Eichholtz promises to be the finest color catalogue of Eichholtz’s oeuvre for years to come.

Written and edited by Thomas R. Ryan, Ph.D., President and CEO of LancasterHistory.

Book is soft cover, 178 pages.
ISBN 0-9740162-1-7

Additional information

Weight 25.8 oz
Dimensions 11 × 8.5 × .5 in

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