This gentleman was long distinguished as an eminent physician in New-York, as was his father John Bard, M.D., well known and highly esteemed before our revolution. The picture of Dr. S. Bard is for both likeness and design, among the best efforts of the artist and highly admirable. John Vanderlyn. Born in the state of N.Y., during the first year of its independence; after some years of study at home, where he visited France in 1796, where he enjoyed the best instruction. He returned home in 1801, and again visited Europe in 1803. He studied in Italy at the same time that Mr. Alston painted in that country. Mr. Vanderlyn saw most parts of Europe, and studied their masters. In Paris he distinguished himself, as he has done since his last return to America. (See Hist. of Arts of Des.) [P. 7.]
Catalogue. Descriptive, Biographical and Historical, of the Exhibition of Select Paintings, by Modern Artists, principally American, and living, under the Direction of a Committee of Amateurs. The Paintings borrowed for this particular purpose from friends to the arts. At the Stuyvesant Institute, for four weeks only from the day of opening, Nov. 19, 1838. New York: Printed by G.P. Scott. 1838.