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Dr. Aaron Pitney (1763-1815)

Classification: 
Date: 
ca. 1795
Medium: 
Watercolor on ivory
Dimensions: 
Overall: 2 1/8 x 1 1/2 in. ( 5.4 x 3.8 cm )
Credit Line: 
Gift of Dr. John E. Stillwell
Object Number: 
1929.18
Marks: 
Initials: on back of frame:"AP"
Gallery Label: 
The founder of the Pitney family in America was James Pitney, who had been a button manufacturer in London before immigrating to New Brunswick, New Jersey, in 1722. Aaron Pitney of Princeton, New Jersey, was one of his descendants.
Date Begin: 
0
Date End: 
1795
eMuseum Object ID: 
42043
Due to ongoing research, information about this object is subject to change.

John Pintard (1759-1844)

Classification: 
Date: 
1787
Medium: 
Watercolor on ivory
Dimensions: 
Overall: 1 3/4 x 1 3/8 in. ( 4.4 x 3.5 cm )
Description: 
With hairwork on reverse.
Credit Line: 
Gift of George Hancock Servoss
Object Number: 
1906.2
Gallery Label: 
John Pintard, the founder of The New-York Historical Society, graduated from the College of New Jersey (Princeton) with the class of 1776 and subsequently joined his uncle's mercantile business. However, he soon entered the China and East India trade for himself, making a considerable fortune which was totally lost in the market crash of 1792. Thereafter he held the office of secretary of the Mutual Assurance Company of New York and subsequently that of president of the Bank of Savings.
Bibliography: 
Ramirez, Jan Seidler. "A History of the New-York Historical Society." The Magazine Antiques 167 (2005): 138-145.
Date Begin: 
0
Date End: 
1787
eMuseum Object ID: 
42039
Due to ongoing research, information about this object is subject to change.

Mrs. John Ludlow Morton (?) (ca. 1805-?)

Classification: 
Date: 
1829
Medium: 
Watercolor on ivory
Dimensions: 
Overall: 3 3/4 x 3 in. ( 9.5 x 7.6 cm )
Credit Line: 
Bequest of Mrs. Emily Ellison Post
Object Number: 
1944.357
Marks: 
Signed and dated: on mat, lower right:"T.S. Cummings 1829"
Gallery Label: 
Emily Ellison was the youngest daughter of Colonel Thomas Ellison and Harriet (Rumsey) Ellison. She became the second wife of John L. Morton on September 8, 1830. The miniature is attached to the back cover of John L. Morton's sketchbook album of friends' drawings, hence the tentative identification of the subject. The donor is the subject's granddaughter.
Date Begin: 
0
Date End: 
1829
eMuseum Object ID: 
42024
Due to ongoing research, information about this object is subject to change.

Lucretia Morse (1843-1916?)

Classification: 
Date: 
ca. 1850
Medium: 
Watercolor on ivory
Dimensions: 
Overall: 1 5/8 x 1 1/4 in. ( 4.1 x 3.2 cm )
Credit Line: 
Gift of Miss Edna Morse
Object Number: 
1954.52
Gallery Label: 
The subject was the only daughter of Sidney Edwards Morse (1794-1871) and Catherine (Livingston) Morse of New York. She was the granddaughter of Jedidiah Morse and the niece of Samuel F. B. Morse. She married Charles Herrick, son of Jonathan and Elizabeth Herrick, on October 2, 1862. Once divorced, she used the name Morse, as did her daughter Edna, donor of this miniature.
Date Begin: 
0
Date End: 
1850
eMuseum Object ID: 
42019
Due to ongoing research, information about this object is subject to change.

Mrs. Daniel Phoenix (1765-1854)

Classification: 
Date: 
ca.1825-35
Medium: 
Watercolor on ivory
Dimensions: 
Overall: 2 5/8 x 2 1/8 in. ( 6.7 x 5.4 cm )
Credit Line: 
Bequest of Waldron Phoenix Belknap, Jr.
Object Number: 
1950.251
Gallery Label: 
Anna Lewis Phillips was the great-granddaughter of the Rev. George Phillips and the daughter of Jonas Phillips of Morristown, New Jersey. In 1784 she was married to Major Daniel Phoenix (1761-1828), a prominent citizen of Long Island who settled in Morristown during the British occupation of Long Island. He subsequently moved to New York and held various important civil posts including that of city treasurer.
Date Begin: 
0
Date End: 
1825
eMuseum Object ID: 
42002
Due to ongoing research, information about this object is subject to change.

Helen Van Cortlandt Morris (ca. 1885-1958)

Classification: 
Date: 
1897
Medium: 
Watercolor on ivory
Dimensions: 
Overall: 2 7/8 x 2 1/4 in. ( 7.3 x 5.7 cm )
Credit Line: 
Gift of the Estate of Peter Marié
Object Number: 
1905.171
Marks: 
inscription: on cardboard backing: "Carl & Fredrika Weidner pinxt./N.Y. 1897. no 286/Miss Helen Morris." signed: on left: "Weidner"
Gallery Label: 
The subject was a sister of Monson Morris. As children she and her brother were members of the household of Alonzo C. Monson, a former judge of the California Supreme Court and treasurer of the New York Jockey Club. In 1904 Miss Morris married Nelson Beardsley Burr, a New York lawyer and railroad executive.
Date Begin: 
0
Date End: 
1897
eMuseum Object ID: 
41983
Due to ongoing research, information about this object is subject to change.

Robert Monckton (1726-1782)

Classification: 
Date: 
1769
Medium: 
Watercolor and gouache on ivory
Dimensions: 
Overall: 4 3/8 x 3 1/4 in. ( 11.1 x 8.3 cm )
Credit Line: 
Gift of Mrs. LeRoy E. Kimball
Object Number: 
1966.48
Marks: 
Inscribed: on the back: " The Honble/Robert Monckton/Major General/Governor of New York/t.Hudson/Pinxt/1769" Signed: lower left: "T.H."
Gallery Label: 
The subject was born in England and entered the British army at an early age. He became a member of Parliament in 1751 but in 1752 joined the 47th Foot Guards, of which he was lieutenant colonel, in Nova Scotia. He served as lieutenant governor of Nova Scotia and was second in command of the Quebec expedition in 1759. In 1761 he was made a major general and governor of New York, which position he held until 1763. He then returned to England.
Date Begin: 
0
Date End: 
1769
eMuseum Object ID: 
41978
Due to ongoing research, information about this object is subject to change.

Countess Moltke-Huitfeldt (1836-after 1890)

Classification: 
Date: 
1897
Medium: 
Watercolor on ivory
Dimensions: 
Overall: 2 3/8 x 1 7/8 in. ( 6 x 4.8 cm )
Credit Line: 
Gift of the Estate of Peter Marié
Object Number: 
1905.164
Marks: 
signed: at right: "Weidner" inscription: on paper backing: "Carl & Fredrika Weidner / N.Y. 1897 No.242 / Countess de Moltke-Hodfeld[sic]"
Gallery Label: 
Anna Hutton was the daughter of Benjamin Henry Hutton (ca. 1809-84), a merchant of Orange, New Jersey. She married Count Harold Theodor Karl Gregor of Moltke-Huitfeldt (1838-78), a Danish cavalry captain and military attaché at the Danish embassy in Paris, in 1860.
Date Begin: 
0
Date End: 
1897
eMuseum Object ID: 
41977
Due to ongoing research, information about this object is subject to change.

Mary Lawrence Perkins (1869-1939)

Classification: 
Date: 
1893
Medium: 
Watercolor on ivory
Dimensions: 
Overall: 2 5/8 x 2 1/8 in. ( 6.7 x 5.4 cm )
Credit Line: 
Gift of the Estate of Peter Marié
Object Number: 
1905.190
Marks: 
Signed upper right: "Behenna" inscription: on paper backing: "Mary L. Perkins/1893"
Gallery Label: 
The subject was the daughter of Charles Lawrence Perkins and Elizabeth (Nevins) Perkins of Summit, New Jersey. Her father was a New York merchant. She married Waldron Kintzing Post (ca. 1869-1955) at Glen Cove, Long Island, on October 27, 1894. Mrs. Post was president of the Sayville Garden Club, chairman of the South Side, Suffolk County, Chapter of the American Red Cross, and secretary of the Samaritan Home for the Aged in New York. She was the daughter-in-law of Mrs. Charles Alfred Post (1905.196) and sister-in-law of Lina de Trobriand Post (1905.259)
Date Begin: 
0
Date End: 
1893
eMuseum Object ID: 
41959
Due to ongoing research, information about this object is subject to change.

Miss S. Adelina Moller (ca. 1865-1939)

Classification: 
Date: 
ca. 1900
Medium: 
Watercolor on ivory
Dimensions: 
Overall: 3 1/8 x 2 5/8 in. ( 7.9 x 6.7 cm )
Credit Line: 
Gift of the Estate of Peter Marié
Object Number: 
1905.163
Marks: 
signed: "Weidner"
Gallery Label: 
The subject was the daughter of Peter Moller, Jr. (ca. 1834-1907), and Ann Eliza (Platt) Moller of New York, and the granddaughter of Peter Moller.
Date Begin: 
0
Date End: 
1900
eMuseum Object ID: 
41947
Due to ongoing research, information about this object is subject to change.

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