John Christopher O'Conor (1847-1933)
Oil on canvas
canvas: 84 x 40 in. ( 213.4 x 101.6 cm )
Signed and dated at left: "Harper Pennington ’94" inscription: upper left, under O'Conor family coat of arms: "John Christopher O'Conor"
The subject graduated from Columbia University Law School in 1870 and practiced law in New York for over sixty years. His portrait, which was painted in Newport, Rhode Island, is a good example of the type of portraiture in favor just before the turn of the century among those genteel wealthy Americans whose favorite summer residence was Newport. The portrait was a gift to the Society from his widow and their son.
Gift of Mrs. John Christopher O'Conor and Norreys Jephson O'Conor
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