Portrait of the late Baron Van Polynen, (painting)
Van Polynen, Baron
Appears in exhibition catalog as entry no. 25
An eminent statesman of Holland, who passed his latter years in America. James Frothingham. A native of Massachusetts, and after extraordinary efforts, without instruction, became a pupil of Gilbert C. Stuart. Mr. Frothingham was born in 1786, and came to New-York in 1826. This portrait shows his style, and for likeness he is and has been eminent. [P. 9.]
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.