John Dart

Jeremiah Theus American

On view at The Met Fifth Avenue in Gallery 717

John Dart (1750–1782), the son of Benjamin Dart, was a lawyer in Charleston, South Carolina. In 1772, he married Henrietta Sommers. This portrait and its companion picture (67.268.2) were probably painted around the time of the Dart’s marriage. The elaborate coat and waistcoat date from the 1760s, but Theus often copied costumes for his sitters from mezzotints.

John Dart, Jeremiah Theus (American, Chur, 1716–1774 Charleston, South Carolina), Oil on canvas, American

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