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Fragment of the equestrian statue of King George III (tail)

Collections: 
Classification: 
Is owned by NYHS: 
Yes
Date: 
1770-1776
Medium: 
Lead
Dimensions: 
Overall: 8 1/2 x 19 x 13 in. ( 21.6 x 48.3 x 33 cm )
Description: 
Fragment of molded lead statue; traces of gilding on one side; fragment molded in rippled form, probably for horse's tail.
Credit Line: 
Purchase
Object Number: 
1878.6
Gallery Label: 
The gilded statue of George III placed at Bowling Green by the British Government was torn from its pedestal by a jubilant crowd after a public reading of the Declaration of Independence on July 9, 1776. Fragments of the statue were transported to Litchfield, Connecticut and made into bullets for the Revolutionary troops. It is believed that Connecticut Loyalists took some of the fragments and hid them in and around their homes, for pieces such as this have been found buried in the area.
Bibliography: 
Ramirez, Jan Seidler. "A History of the New-York Historical Society." The Magazine Antiques 167 (2005): 138-145.
Date Begin: 
0
Date End: 
1776
eMuseum Object ID: 
27811
Due to ongoing research, information about this object is subject to change.

Fragment of the equestrian statue of King George III

Classification: 
Date: 
1770-1776
Medium: 
Lead
Dimensions: 
Overall: 8 1/2 x 19 x 13 in. ( 21.6 x 48.3 x 33 cm )
Description: 
Fragment of molded lead statue; traces of gilding on one side; fragment has section with patterned sash.
Credit Line: 
Purchase
Object Number: 
1878.5
Gallery Label: 
The gilded statue of George III placed at Bowling Green by the British Government was torn from its pedestal by a jubilant crowd after a public reading of the Declaration of Independence on July 9, 1776. Fragments of the statue were transported to Litchfield, Connecticut and made into bullets for the Revolutionary troops. It is believed that Connecticut Loyalists took some of the fragments and hid them in and around their homes, for pieces such as this have been found buried in the area.
Bibliography: 
Barber, Tabitha and Stacy Boldrick, eds. Art Under Attack: Histories of British Iconoclasm. London: Tate Publishing, 2013, p. 106-107.
Date Begin: 
0
Date End: 
1776
eMuseum Object ID: 
27781
Due to ongoing research, information about this object is subject to change.

Oak log: cribbing from Dutch canal

Classification: 
Date: 
1650-1725
Medium: 
Oak
Dimensions: 
Overall: 11 1/4 x 35 x 13 in. ( 28.6 x 88.9 x 33 cm )
Description: 
Section of oak beam.
Credit Line: 
Gift of Maurice Blumenthal, 1923
Object Number: 
INV.416
Marks: 
painted in black: "OAK LOG/ OVER 250 YEARS OLD/ PART OF CRIBBING/ OF THE/ DUTCH CANAL/ BROAD AND FRONT STREETS/ NEW YORK CITY/ presented by/ MAURICE BLUMENTHAL/ 1923"
Gallery Label: 
According to the inscription painted on this beam, it was part of the cribbing of the Dutch Canal, taken from near Broad and Front Streets, New York City.
Date Begin: 
0
Date End: 
1725
eMuseum Object ID: 
27755
Due to ongoing research, information about this object is subject to change.

Diorama of Charter Oak made from fragments of said tree

Classification: 
Date: 
ca. 1856
Medium: 
Oak, glass, paper
Dimensions: 
Overall: 18 7/8 x 21 3/8 x 3 3/4 in. ( 47.9 x 54.3 x 9.5 cm )
Description: 
Framed wooden diorama of the Charter Oak after it fell; depicts fallen tree, carved wooden figures of men, women, and a smal girl stand around the stump and fallen trunk of a oak tree, carved fence and wooded hill with house on top in background; sky made of blue and white painted paper affixed to rear and side panels; inscription made of applied wooden letters at bottom reads: "THE CHARTER OAK ON THE MORNING OF ITS FALL AUG. 21st 1856"; oak frame carved with oak leaves and acorns; glass pane across front; inscribed label on reverse.
Credit Line: 
Gift of Mrs. Raymond Chauncey
Object Number: 
1941.334
Marks: 
applied wooden letters: at bottom of diorama: "THE CHARTER OAK ON THE MORNING OF ITS FALL AUG. 21st 1856" written: in ink on label affixed to reverse: "Representation of the Charter Oak as it appeared after its fall; made from fragments of the tree -
Gallery Label: 
The Charter Oak of Hartford, Connecticut, was the tree in which the colony's liberal charter is said to have been hidden when, in 1687, British officials sought to confiscate it. When the tree fell in 1856, the property upon which it stood belonged to Isaac W. Stuart. According to a label on the reverse, this diorama of the Charter Oak as it appeared after its fall, made from fragments of the tree, was purchased at a Sanitary Fair in 1864, one of the fairs organized by the United States Sanitary Commission to support the Federal army with funds and supplies. The scene depicted in this diorama is probably based on a lithograph of the event created in 1856 entitled "The Charter Oak from a view taken for Hon. I.W. Stuart on the morning after its fall, Aug. 21st 1856."
Date Begin: 
0
Date End: 
1856
eMuseum Object ID: 
27728
Due to ongoing research, information about this object is subject to change.

Flagpole from Fort Sumter

Classification: 
Date: 
1850-1865
Medium: 
Wood
Dimensions: 
Overall: 144 x 18 x 18 in. ( 365.8 x 45.7 x 45.7 cm )
Description: 
Brown painted wooden flagpole mounted on crossed boards, and with wooden disk at top.
Credit Line: 
Gift of the heirs of Archibald Gracie King
Object Number: 
1900.13
Gallery Label: 
According to the accession records, this flagpole came from Fort Sumter. At first, it flew a Union flag, but when the fort was taken by the Confederates, they raised their flag on the pole. Finally, after the Confederate defeat, the American flag returned.
Date Begin: 
0
Date End: 
1865
eMuseum Object ID: 
27667
Due to ongoing research, information about this object is subject to change.

Fragment from British frigate "Hussar"

Classification: 
Date: 
1800-1820
Medium: 
Wood
Dimensions: 
Overall: 1/2 x 2 1/2 x 3 1/8 in. ( 1.3 x 6.4 x 7.9 cm )
Description: 
Y-shaped fragment of wood.
Credit Line: 
Gift of Miss Louise I. Corell
Object Number: 
1944.122
Gallery Label: 
According to the tag tied to the object, this fragment came from the British frigate "Hussar," which engaged in combat in the war of 1812.
Date Begin: 
0
Date End: 
1820
eMuseum Object ID: 
27398
Due to ongoing research, information about this object is subject to change.

Buckle

Classification: 
Date: 
1800-1900
Medium: 
Metal
Dimensions: 
Overall: 1 x 1 1/4 x 1/8 in. ( 2.5 x 3.2 x 0.3 cm )
Description: 
Metal buckle.
Object Number: 
Z.949
Date Begin: 
0
Date End: 
1900
eMuseum Object ID: 
27292
Due to ongoing research, information about this object is subject to change.

Handle

Classification: 
Date: 
1800-1900
Medium: 
Wood, fiber
Dimensions: 
Overall: 5 x 1 1/2 x 3/4 in. ( 12.7 x 3.8 x 1.9 cm )
Description: 
Carved wooden handle with groove at top with holes pierced at ends and cord threaded through.
Object Number: 
INV.5596
Date Begin: 
0
Date End: 
1900
eMuseum Object ID: 
27286
Due to ongoing research, information about this object is subject to change.

Beach leaves in envelope from tree planted by Hans Christian Anderson

Classification: 
Date: 
ca. 1885
Medium: 
Leaves, paper
Dimensions: 
Overall: 3 1/2 x 6 1/8 in. ( 8.9 x 15.6 cm )
Description: 
Stem with leaves inside inscribed envelope.
Object Number: 
INV.10827
Marks: 
Written: in ink on envelope: "Leaves from the beech tree planted by Hans Christian Anderson at "Rolighed"',[sic] the villa near Copenhagen where he died./ Copenhagen Feby 18, 1885 Brice"
Gallery Label: 
According to the inscription on the envelope, these leaves came from a tree planted by Hans Christian Anderson at his villa, "Rolighed," near Copenhagen.
Date Begin: 
0
Date End: 
1885
eMuseum Object ID: 
27203
Due to ongoing research, information about this object is subject to change.

Fragment of the ship "Lawrence"

Classification: 
Date: 
1800-1813
Medium: 
Wood
Dimensions: 
Overall: 3/4 x 3 7/8 x 3/4 in. ( 1.9 x 9.8 x 1.9 cm )
Description: 
Wood fragment with inscribed label attached.
Credit Line: 
Gift of Augustus C. Hone
Object Number: 
1937.1
Marks: 
written: in ink of label: "Wood of Perry's Flag ship/ Battle of Lake Erie"
Gallery Label: 
According to a note affixed to this object, it is a fragment of the ship "Lawrence," which was Admiral Oliver Hazard Perry's flag ship during the battle of Lake Erie.
Date Begin: 
0
Date End: 
1813
eMuseum Object ID: 
27196
Due to ongoing research, information about this object is subject to change.

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