Friday, May 17, 2013

American Women by Jacob Eichholtz 1776-1842



Jacob Eichholtz (American Painter, 1776-1842) Ann Old Coleman (Mrs. Robert Coleman), c. 1820


I first became aware of Jacob Eichholtz (1776-1842), when I roamed the halls of the Maryland Historical Society in Baltimore during the 1980s.  He was born north of Baltimore in Lancaster County, Pennsylvania, where he tried his hand at being a tinsmith, a cooper, & a sign painter.  But his passion was for painting portraits.  He wrote of his unexpected friendship with Thomas Sully in Lancaster County in 1808, "Chance about this time threw a painter into the town of my residence. This in a moment decided my fate as to the arts. Previous to the arrival of this painter, I had made some rude efforts with tolerable success, having nothing more than a bootjack for a palette, and anything in the shape of a brush, for at that time brushes were not to be had, not even in Philadelphia. At length I was fortunate enough to get a few half-worn brushes from Mr. Sully, being on the eve of his departure for England. This was a great feast to me, and enabled me to go on until others were to be had."  In 1811, Eichholtz visited Gilbert Stuart in Boston, & began a lifelong series of exhibitions with the Society of Artists at the Pennsylvania Academy of the Fine Arts. Probably before 1820, Eichholtz was painting portraits in Baltimore & beyond, from Pittsburg to Delaware.  By 1821, he had set up a studio in Philadelphia; where he painted, until he returned to Lancanster County in 1832, painting portraits until his death 10 years later.


Jacob Eichholtz (American Painter, 1776-1842) Anna Maria Eichholtz 1838


Jacob Eichholtz (American Painter, 1776-1842) Catharine Hatz Eichholtz 1833


Jacob Eichholtz (American Painter, 1776-1842) Clockmaker's Wife and Daughter


Jacob Eichholtz (American Painter, 1776-1842) Eliza Jacob


Jacob Eichholtz (American Painter, 1776-1842) Eliza Schaum (later Mrs. Frederick Augustus Hall Muhlenberg; 1798-1826) 1816


Jacob Eichholtz (American Painter, 1776-1842) Eliza Teackle Montgomery 1822


Jacob Eichholtz (American Painter, 1776-1842) Elizabeth Mrs Frederick Augustus Hall Muhlenberg


Jacob Eichholtz (American Painter, 1776-1842) Elizbeth Hoofnagle Markley b 1794


Jacob Eichholtz (American Painter, 1776-1842) Jane Buchanan Lane


Jacob Eichholtz (American Painter, 1776-1842) Julianna Hazlehurst, c. 1820


Jacob Eichholtz (American Painter, 1776-1842) Mehitabel Cox Markoe, ca. 1815


Jacob Eichholtz (American Painter, 1776-1842) Miss Julia Nicklin 1823


Jacob Eichholtz (American Painter, 1776-1842) Mrs Lawrence Lewis


Jacob Eichholtz (American Painter, 1776-1842) Mrs. Elizabeth Wurtz Elder and Her Three Children 1825


Jacob Eichholtz (American Painter, 1776-1842) Mrs. George Musser


Jacob Eichholtz (American Painter, 1776-1842) Mrs. Jacob Eichholtz 1818


Jacob Eichholtz (American Painter, 1776-1842) Mrs. John Frederick Lewis 1827


Jacob Eichholtz (American Painter, 1776-1842) Mrs. Pierre Louis Laguerenne


Jacob Eichholtz (American Painter, 1776-1842) Mrs. Robert Jenkins (Catharine Carmichael) 1836


Jacob Eichholtz (American Painter, 1776-1842) Mrs. Victor René Value; Her Daughter Victoria Matilda; and Her Stepson Jesse René 1826


Jacob Eichholtz (American Painter, 1776-1842) Mrs. Walter Franklin 1814


Jacob Eichholtz (American Painter, 1776-1842) Phoebe Cassidy Freeman (Mrs. Clarkson Freeman), c. 1830


Jacob Eichholtz (American Painter, 1776-1842) Portrait of a Woman


Jacob Eichholtz (American Painter, 1776-1842) Serena Mayer Franklin 1838


Jacob Eichholtz (American Painter, 1776-1842) The Ragan Sisters, 1818


Jacob Eichholtz (American Painter, 1776-1842) Unknown Sitter 1815


Jacob Eichholtz (American Painter, 1776-1842) Jane Evans Tevis


Jacob Eichholtz (American Painter, 1776-1842) Margaret Hager Hoff


Jacob Eichholtz (American Painter, 1776-1842) Maria Schaum, circa 1810


Jacob Eichholtz (American Painter, 1776-1842) Mrs John Gibson


Jacob Eichholtz (American Painter, 1776-1842) Mrs. Belle Cohen


Jacob Eichholtz (American Painter, 1776-1842) Miss Thomson


Jacob Eichholtz (American Painter, 1776-1842) Mrs Longnecker


Jacob Eichholtz (American Painter, 1776-1842) Rebecca Trissler Eichholtz


Jacob Eichholtz (American Painter, 1776-1842) Self-Portrait 1810