William Townsend McCoun (1786-1878)
Oil on canvas
Overall: 30 x 24 7/8 in. ( 76.2 x 63.2 cm )
The subject was the son of William McCoun and Sarah (Townsend) McCoun of Oyster Bay. He became a prominent attorney and judge, and was the first vice-chancellor of the New York court of chancery (1831-46); he then served as a justice of the supreme court for the second district. He was a patron of the arts and a friend of many artists, among them William Dunlap.
Purchase, Abbott-Lenox Fund
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