The worthy son of a most worthy father, John Jay, eminent as statesman and patriot. Charles C. Ingham, N.A. Mr. Ingham received his first instruction as a painter in Dublin, but came to New-York in 1816 when yet a minor. The exquisite finish of his paintings will be noticed, more particularly in his female portraits, many of which we are happy to exhibit. The similarity of the names of two eminent painters of portraits leads to many mistakes, and we have seen the peculiar manner of Ingham attributed to Inman, both eminent, but very dissimilar. The author of the History of the Arts of Design, has attributed to Mr. Ingham successive glazings in his finish: whereas his practice is the use of colour without any glazings by repeated touches. (See Hist. of Arts of Des.) [P. 8.]
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.
Artist professional affiliation: National Academician.