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Jared Bradley Flagg


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Jared Bradley Flagg
  • Born: 16 Jun 1820, New Haven CT
  • Died: 25 Sep 1899

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He studied painting with George Whiting Flagg, and also received instruction from Washington Allston. When only sixteen years old, he exhibited in the National academy a portrait of his father, which was favorably noticed by the critics. He settled in Hartford, but in 1849 removed to New York, and the following year was elected an academician. He pursued the study of theology at intervals in connection with that of art, and entered the ministry of the Protestant Episcopal Church in 1854. He received the degree of A. M. from Trinity College in 1861, and that of S. T. D. from Columbia in 1863. For ten years he devoted himself to the discharge of his duties, when he returned to the practice of his art. Dr. Flagg has occasionally painted ideal figure pictures, but still makes portraits a specialty. Among the more notable of the latter are pictures of several of the judges of the New York court of appeals, including a three-quarter length of Chief Justice Church, which have been placed in the new capitol; a life-size full-length of William M. Evarts, also to be hung in the capitol (1887); and several portraits of Commodore Vanderbilt, one of which hangs in the directors' room at the Grand Central depot, New York. His other pictures include "Holy Thoughts" and "Paul before Felix" (1849), and "Angelo and Isabella" (1850).

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