Charles Codman (American, 1800-1842)
oil on panel, in the original gilt frame
Overall: 13 1/4 in x 23 1/2 in; 33.655 cm x 59.69 cm
The painting is from Joel Barlow's estate, "Kalorama," Washington City, which, after the death of his widow, Ruth Baldwin Barlow, in 1818, became the property of the nephew, Thomas Barlow and then Ruth's sister-in-law, Clara Baldwin Bomford. The latter was married to Col. George Bomford, Chief of Ordnance of the US Army. Upon Clara's death, in 1848, "Kalorama" was sold. However, this painting remained in the possession of her direct descendants. It belonged until October, 1958 to Mrs. Sally S. Van Mater, St. Helena, California, who sold it to Maury A. Bromson. He sold it in December, 1959 to the present donor, the attorney, Joel Barlow, Washington.
Gift of Mr. and Mrs. Joel Barlow
The Diplomatic Reception Rooms, U.S. Department of State, Washington, D.C.