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George Pope Morris (1802-1864)

Object Number: 
1928.4
Date: 
1862
Medium: 
Oil on canvas
Dimensions: 
Overall: 27 x 21 3/4 in. ( 68.6 x 55.2 cm )
Marks: 
signature and date: on back: "Portrait of Geo. P. Morris C. C. Ingham pinx. 1862"
Gallery Label: 
Morris, a journalist and poet, was born in Philadelphia and came to New York at an early age. He was founder and editor of "The New York Mirror, and Ladies' Literary Gazette," editor of the daily "Evening Mirror," and founder and editor of "The Home Journal." His most famous poem was "Woodman, Spare that Tree."
Bibliography: 
Catalogue of American Portraits in the New-York Historical Society, Vol. 1. New Haven: Yale University Press, 1941, p. 216. Catalogue of American Portraits in the New-York Historical Society, no. 1768, Vol. 1, New Haven: Yale University Press, 1974, pp. 552-3.
Credit Line: 
Gift of Samuel V. Hoffman
Due to ongoing research, information about this object is subject to change.
Creative: Tronvig Group