Vaux, Roberts (1786-1836)
Inman, Henry (attributed)
Roberts Vaux (1786-1836) was a successful Philadelphia businessman, politician and philanthropist. He was a moving force among Philadelphia Quakers behind the change of penology, inventing the concept of correctional institutions. He was a founder and early director (first Treasurer) of the Athenæum.
28.25" x 36"
Oil on canvas; gilt frame
Gift of Katharine Vaux McCauley and Mary James Vaux.
General Collection, Museum Collection, The Athenaeum of Philadelphia