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Woodbridge in Middlesex County, New Jersey — The American Northeast (Mid-Atlantic)
 

Henry Inman

 
 
Henry Inman Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Larry Gertner, October 20, 2018
1. Henry Inman Marker
Inscription.  
Inman Avenue, the main thoroughfare of Colonia, was named for the painter Henry Inman (1801-46), the leading American portraitist of his time. Born in Utica, New York, Inman excelled in portrait painting and created lasting works of President Martin Van Buren, William H. Seward, Henry Rutgers, Bishop William White, Chief Justices John Marshall and Samuel Nelson, DeWitt Clinton, John James Audubon, Clara Barton, Nathaniel Hawthorne, Elizabeth Oakes Smith, English poet William Wordsworth and more than 30 native American portraits, of which nearly a dozen are in the collection of the White House.

Inman’s family members later resided in Colonia, including Colonel Henry Inman (1837-99), esteemed Civil War Army officer and frontier history author with works such as Old Santa Fe Trail, Great Salt Lake Trail and The Ranch on the Ox-hide; John O’Brien Inman (1828-96), who followed his father’s trade and achieved renown as a painter in New York, Paris and Rome (“Moonlight Skating, Central Park, the Lake and the Terrace”); Mary Lawrence Inman (1826-60, who married coal and lumber merchant Smith Cutter Coddington
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(1812-68) of Woodbridge.

More information visit www.wthpc.org
Woodbridge Township Historic Preservation Commission
Mayor John E. McCormac Woodbridge Township 2013
 
Erected 2013 by Woodbridge Township Historic Preservation Commission.
 
Topics and series. This historical marker is listed in this topic list: Arts, Letters, Music. In addition, it is included in the Clara Barton, and the Former U.S. Presidents: #08 Martin Van Buren series lists. A significant historical year for this entry is 2013.
 
Location. 40° 33.33′ N, 74° 17.333′ W. Marker is in Woodbridge, New Jersey, in Middlesex County. Marker is on N Park Drive. The marker is in the Marion and Norman Tanzman Recreation Area. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Woodbridge NJ 07095, United States of America. Touch for directions.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. The Woman’s Club of Fords (within shouting distance of this marker); St. John's Episcopal Church (within shouting distance of this marker); Embassy Theatre (about 300 feet away, measured in a direct line); Isaac Inslee Estates (about 300 feet away); Star Eagle Section (about 300 feet away); St. Anthony of Padua Parish, Port Reading (about 400 feet away); Cooper’s Dairy Farm (about 500 feet away); Captain Henrik Kurt Carlsen (about 500 feet away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Woodbridge.
 
Henry Inman Marker site image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Larry Gertner, October 20, 2018
2. Henry Inman Marker site
The marker overlooks this scenic section of Heard's Brook.
Inset: Henry Inman image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Matthew Brady Studio
3. Inset: Henry Inman
Inset: "Angelica Van Buren" image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Henry Inman, 1842
4. Inset: "Angelica Van Buren"
Inset: "Sequoyah" image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Henry Inman, 1830
5. Inset: "Sequoyah"
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on July 22, 2020. It was originally submitted on November 22, 2018, by Larry Gertner of New York, New York. This page has been viewed 334 times since then and 12 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3, 4, 5. submitted on November 22, 2018, by Larry Gertner of New York, New York. • Andrew Ruppenstein was the editor who published this page.

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