John Alsop King (1788-1867)
Painted plaster, wood and glass
Overall: 22 x 18 in. ( 55.9 x 45.7 cm )
John Alsop King was the son of Rufus King (1755-1827) and the brother of Edward King (1795-1836). He entered politics in the 1820s, became a member of the newly formed Republican party in 1856, and was elected governor of New York the following year. This bas-relief portrait of him was a gift to the Society from his granddaughters.
Gift of Mrs. Gherardi Davis and Miss Ellen King
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