Conestoga Creek and Lancaster, 1833
Jacob Eichholtz ( 1776 - 1842 ) was an early American painter, known primarily for his portraits in the Romantic Victorian tradition. Born in Lancaster, PA in a family of prosperous Pennsylvania Germans, he spent most of his professional life in Philadelphia. A coppersmith by trade, he turned to painting and achieved both recognition and success despite being mainly self-taught artist.
He is known to have painted over 800 portraits over the course of 35 years.
In 1823, he moved to Philadelphia where he, faced both " an incessant practice of ten years, and constant employment ". He was exhibiting with the Society of Artists at the PAFA.
Matted print size: 11" x 14"