Daniel Huntington

Daniel Huntington ( born October 14, 1816 in New York; † April 19, 1906 ) was an American painter.

Life and work

Huntington in 1835 pupil of the painter and inventor of the electromagnetic telegraph apparatus Samuel FB Morse, and later the painter Henry Inman.

In 1839 he went to Florence, where he painted several genre pictures particularly humorous content, such as The Sleeping Zecher and the tavern politicians. Then he went to Rome and painted a picture from the time of the first persecution of Christians. He later returned for a short time back to New York, visited Rome in 1844 for the second time and devoted himself thenceforth ideal religious paintings that were his main subject, in which he moved with deep feeling and plain, simple truth.


These include:

  • Christiana fled with their children from the valley of death,
  • The dream of grace,
  • The charity donation,
  • Piety and folly
  • The Samaritan woman at the well and
  • The Communion of the sick.

He also painted several landscapes and numerous portraits. In 1877 he was for the second time president of the National Academy in New York.

He also painted the image of the U.S. Senators and House Speaker Robert Charles Winthrop.

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