John Christopher Kunze, D.D. (1744-1807)
Early 19th century
Painted wax with glass, plaster, and corrugated paper
Overall: 5 9/16 x 5 3/8 x 1 1/8 x 4 1/2 in. ( 14.1 x 13.7 x 2.9 x 11.4 cm )
A Lutheran clergyman and a professor of Oriental languages at Columbia College, the subject came to America in 1770 from his native Saxony. He became a member of The New-York Historical Society in 1804.
Gift of Edmund B. Child
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