Daniel Huntington

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Daniel Huntington (New York, October 14, 1816 - New York, April 19, 1906) was an American painter.

In 1835 he studied with S. F. B. Morse, and produced A Bar-Room Politician and A Toper Asleep. Subsequently he painted some landscapes on the river Hudson, and in 1839 he went to Rome. On his return to the US he painted portraits and began the illustration of The Pilgrim's Progress, but his eyesight failed, and in 1844 he went back to Rome.

Returning to New York in 1846, he devoted his time chiefly to portrait-painting, although he has painted many genre, religious and historical subjects. He was president of the National Academy from 1862 to 1870, and again in 1877-1890.

Among his principal works are:

The Florentine Girl, Early Christian Prisoners, The Shepherd Boy of the Campagna, The Roman Penitents, Christiana and Her Children, Queen Mary signing the Death-Warrant of Lady Jane Grey, and Feckenham in the Tower (1850), Chocorua (1860), Republican Court in the Time of Washington (1861), Sowing the Word (1869), St Jerome, Juliet on the Balcony (1870), The Narrows, Lake George (1871), Titian Clement VII. and Charles V. at Bologna, Philosophy and Christian Art (1878), Goldsmith's Daughter (1884).

His principal portraits are: