Friday, February 4, 2011

18th-Century American Women by Christian Gullager 1759-1826

1787 Christian Gullager 1759-1826 Sarah Greenleaf Mrs Oflin Boardman & Benjamin
Christian Gullager (1759–1826) was an artist specializing in portraits & theatrical scenery in the late 18th century Boston, New York City, & Philadelphia.
1789 Christian Gullager 1759-1826 Elizabeth Sewall Mrs Samuel Salisbury

Born in Copenhagen, he trained at the Royal Danish Academy of Fine Arts.
1789 Christian Gullager 1759-1826 Martha Saunders (Mrs Nicholas Salisbury)

He was in the early American republic by 9 May 1786, when he married Mary Selman in Newburyport, Massachusetts.

1789 Christian Gullager 1759-1826 Rebecca Salisbury Mrs Daniel Waldo

By the age of 30 in 1789, he had established himself in Boston as one of the "best portrait painters of this metropolis." Gullager worked in Newburyport in 1786, in Boston from 1789 to 1797, in New York City from the fall of 1797 to the spring of 1798, in Philadelphia from 1798 to 1805, and in New York again in 1806–07.
1791-92 Christian Gullager 1759-1826 Matilda Davis Williams

Gullager also advertised himself as a miniaturist, although no surviving miniatures are attributed to him.

1797 Christian Gullager 1759-1826 Sarah Woodhul Forman (1781-1811.

There is little known of the last 20 years of his life, except for his return in 1826 to Philadelphia, where he died..