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Object Name Painting
Artist Bradley, John
Date 1833
Title [Portrait of Captain John Cole]
Description Oil painting on canvas. Portrait of Captain John Cole, by artist John Bradley. Signed lower right: "I. Bradley Delin 1833". Inscribed on reverse: "Capt. John Cole / Aged 26 Years / Drawn by I Bradley May 1th. 1833".
(Keywords: New York, Folk Art)
Acquisition Gift of John E. Herman in memory of Stella I. Dissosway of Rossville, SI
Ownership and History John Cole (1806-1883) and his wife Catharine Rachel (Winant) Cole (1813-1871) were married in December 1831 in the Woodrow Methodist Church, Staten Island, at which time Cole was described as a waterman of Westfield. Bradley painted the young couple in the spring of 1833, and the portraits presumably remained in the Cole House at the foot of St. Luke's Avenue, Rossville, until they were donated to the Staten Island Historical Society by Cole family descendants in 1949.

Portrait painter John Bradley was born in Great Britain and immigrated to United States. He was active in the New York City area from 1832 to 1847.
Earliest Date 1833
Latest Date 1833
Subjects Portrait paintings
Lexicon Sub-category Art
Associated People Cole, John
Catalog Number P01.0116
Support Acknowledgment Online Collections Database record made possible by the Staten Island Historical Society, 2012.
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