Today's Hours
Museum: Closed
Gardens: 7:00 AM - 5:30 PM
Today's Hours
Museum: Closed
Gardens: 7:00 AM - 5:30 PM
Flower Girl, The
The Flower Girl
Charles Cromwell Ingham (1797-1863) was born in Dublin, Ireland and trained there as an artist before immigrating to the United States in 1817. While still young, he gained a following as a leading portrait painter, specializing in young women of the upper class, like the young lady depicted in "The Flower Girl", one of several paintings he did by that title. In the period from 1826 to 1845, Ingham produced more than 200 portraits of the New York gentry. One of the founders of the National Academy of Design, he also served for years as its vice-president until his death in 1863.