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Margaret Auchmuty Mackay (1874-1946)

Classification: 
Date: 
ca. 1895
Medium: 
Watercolor on ivory
Dimensions: 
Overall: 2 3/8 x 2 in. ( 6 x 5.1 cm )
Credit Line: 
Gift of the Estate of Peter Marié
Object Number: 
1905.144
Marks: 
signed: "Behenna"
Gallery Label: 
The subject was born in New York, the daughter of Barnard and Mary Christina (Auchmuty) Mackay. She was married to the Very Reverend Frederick Warren Beekman in 1916 when he was dean of the Cathedral of the Nativity in Bethlehem, Pennsylvania. He was later appointed dean of the American Episcopal Pro-Cathedral of the Holy Trinity in Paris, and most of their lives thereafter were spent in France. Mrs. Beekman left Paris in June 1940 and returned to New York where she lived until her death.
Date Begin: 
0
Date End: 
1895
eMuseum Object ID: 
41821
Due to ongoing research, information about this object is subject to change.

Peter H. Schenck (1779-1852)

Classification: 
Date: 
ca. 1810-15
Medium: 
Watercolor on ivory
Dimensions: 
Overall: 2 1/8 x 1 7/8 in. ( 5.4 x 4.8 cm )
Credit Line: 
Gift of Mrs. Samuel L. Weisbrod
Object Number: 
1949.116
Gallery Label: 
The subject was the second son of Major Henry Schenck and Hannah (Brett) Schenck of Fishkill Landing, New York. Schenck was said to be "the first man that ever started a manufactory for domestic fabrics in [the state of New York]." He also erected a "machine factory" and started a "cloth (woolen) factory called the 'Rocky Glen Cloth Co.'" (See Joseph A. Scoville, "Old Merchants of New York City," I, 1863, pp. 82-84.)
Date Begin: 
0
Date End: 
1810
eMuseum Object ID: 
41817
Due to ongoing research, information about this object is subject to change.

Alexander McDougall

Classification: 
Date: 
1786
Medium: 
Watercolor on ivory
Dimensions: 
Overall: 1 5/8 x 1 1/4 in. ( 4.1 x 3.2 cm )
Credit Line: 
Purchase, The Louis Durr Fund
Object Number: 
1953.318
Gallery Label: 
Alexander McDougall was born in Scotland, brought to the American Colonies as a child, and was raised in New York. McDougall was an early advocate of American independence and, as a spokesman against the commercial tariffs and restrictions imposed by England, was jailed for libel. After his release in 1771, McDougall became one of the leaders in the movement toward independence and served in the Provincial Congresses, as a general in the Continental Army, and in the Continental Congresses. Following the war, McDougall served as New York state senator. McDougal Street in Greenwich Village is named after him.
Date Begin: 
0
Date End: 
1786
eMuseum Object ID: 
41786
Due to ongoing research, information about this object is subject to change.

Mrs. Robert Sanderson McCormick (1853-1932)

Classification: 
Date: 
ca. 1895
Medium: 
Watercolor on ivory
Dimensions: 
Overall: 3 1/4 x 2 5/8 in. ( 8.3 x 6.7 cm )
Credit Line: 
Gift of the Estate of Peter Marié
Object Number: 
1905.142
Marks: 
signed: "Weidner"
Gallery Label: 
Katharine Van Etta Medill was the daughter of Joseph Medill, the owner and editor of the Chicago "Tribune" and mayor of Chicago, and Katharine (Patrick) Medill. She married Robert Sanderson McCormick (1849-1919) in 1876.
Date Begin: 
0
Date End: 
1895
eMuseum Object ID: 
41782
Due to ongoing research, information about this object is subject to change.

Mrs. Laurent Salles (ca. 1785-after 1834)

Classification: 
Date: 
1838
Medium: 
Watercolor on ivory
Dimensions: 
Overall: 4 1/4 x 3 1/2 in. ( 10.8 x 8.9 cm )
Credit Line: 
Bequest of Jacques de Bon
Object Number: 
1968.37
Marks: 
signed and dated: at right: "Passot, 1838"
Gallery Label: 
Jeanne (called Jane) D. la Forgue was born in Libourne, France, and was married to Laurent Salles, a native of Pezenas, France, about 1805. Her husband, a wealthy dry goods merchant, was active in New York from 1807 until his death in late 1832 or early 1833. Mrs. Salles later became the wife of A. Morin. This miniature portrait of her was a gift to the Society from her great-grandson.
Date Begin: 
0
Date End: 
1838
eMuseum Object ID: 
41772
Due to ongoing research, information about this object is subject to change.

Pair of portrait miniatures of Mr. and Mrs. Frederick Augusts St. John

Classification: 
Date: 
ca. 1875-85
Medium: 
Watercolor on ivory; silk velvet; metal
Dimensions: 
Overall: 4 1/2 x 3 3/4 in. ( 11.4 x 9.5 cm )
Description: 
Pair of portrait miniatures of Mr. and Mrs. Frederick Augustus St. John mounted together in red velvet presentation board with gold metal monograms and devices.
Credit Line: 
Gift of Mrs. Cecil Shaw
Object Number: 
1952.335ab
Gallery Label: 
Eliza De Pau Fox was the daughter of Samuel Mickle Fox, Jr., and Elizabeth Marie Antoinette (De Pau) Fox (1803-64). She married Frederick Arthur Saint John on March 28, 1857, and lived with her husband on the island of Jersey. This miniature portrait of her was a gift to the Society from her niece.
Date Begin: 
0
Date End: 
1875
eMuseum Object ID: 
41739
Due to ongoing research, information about this object is subject to change.

Mrs. Henry Barclay Robinson (1830-1873)

Classification: 
Date: 
1892
Medium: 
Watercolor on ivory
Dimensions: 
Overall: 2 1/2 x 2 1/8 in. ( 6.4 x 5.4 cm )
Credit Line: 
Gift of the Estate of Peter Marié
Object Number: 
1905.275
Marks: 
signed and dated: at left:"Paillet/1892"
Gallery Label: 
Maria Antoinette Winthrop was the daughter of Thomas Charles Winthrop (1797-1873) and Georgiana (Kane) Winthrop. She was a descendant of John Winthrop, the first governor of Massachusetts. She married Henry Barclay Robinson of New York on January 3, 1855.
Date Begin: 
0
Date End: 
1892
eMuseum Object ID: 
41732
Due to ongoing research, information about this object is subject to change.

Mrs. William Robertson (1738-1811)

Classification: 
Date: 
ca. 1800
Medium: 
Watercolor on ivory
Dimensions: 
Overall: 3 x 2 1/2 in. ( 7.6 x 6.4 cm )
Credit Line: 
Gift of Dr. John E. Stillwell
Object Number: 
1929.29
Marks: 
Inscription: on back of frame:"Wife of William/Robertson-by Andrew/Robertson brother of /Archibald Robertson/loaned by great-great grandson/Tarrant"
Gallery Label: 
Jean Ross was the daughter of Alexander Ross of Balnagowan, Scotland. She married William Robertson in 1764, and was the mother of five sons, among them the artists Archibald, Alexander, and Andrew.
Date Begin: 
0
Date End: 
1800
eMuseum Object ID: 
41731
Due to ongoing research, information about this object is subject to change.

Archibald Robertson (1765-1835)

Classification: 
Date: 
ca. 1805
Medium: 
Watercolor on ivory
Dimensions: 
Overall: 3 5/8 x 2 1/2 in. ( 9.2 x 6.4 cm )
Credit Line: 
Gift of Dr. John E. Stillwell
Object Number: 
1929.30
Gallery Label: 
The subject grew up in Aberdeen, Scotland, and after studying art there went to London where he received instruction from Sir Joshua Reynolds and Benjamin West. Invited to America by Dr. John Kemp of Columbia College, he arrived in 1791; a year later he was joined by his brother Alexander, also an artist, and together they operated the Columbian Academy of Painting, one of the earliest art schools in America.
Date Begin: 
0
Date End: 
1805
eMuseum Object ID: 
41730
Due to ongoing research, information about this object is subject to change.

Mrs. John Clinton Gray (ca. 1845-1930)

Classification: 
Date: 
1896
Medium: 
Watercolor on ivory
Dimensions: 
Overall: 3 3/8 x 2 5/8 in. ( 8.6 x 6.7 cm )
Credit Line: 
Gift of the Estate of Peter Marié
Object Number: 
1905.91
Marks: 
Signed and dated: Weidner. 1896
Gallery Label: 
Grace Townsend Hawkshurst, daughter of William Hawkshurst and Sarah (Townsend) Hawkshurst, was born on Staten Island. She was the second wife of Judge John Clinton Gray (d. 1915), a prominent New York jurist and for many years a judge of the court of appeals.
Date Begin: 
0
Date End: 
1896
eMuseum Object ID: 
41718
Due to ongoing research, information about this object is subject to change.

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