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William Davis (1770-1850)

Classification: 
Date: 
ca. 1800
Medium: 
Watercolor on ivory
Dimensions: 
Overall: 2 3/4 x 2 1/4 in. ( 7 x 5.7 cm )
Credit Line: 
Gift of Dudley Davis, in memory of his mother, Marie Antoinette (Baker) Davis
Object Number: 
1950.147
Marks: 
Engraved: on back of case:"W.D./to/S.S."
Gallery Label: 
William Davis was born in Roxbury, Massachusetts, the son of Moses and Hannah (Pierpont) Davis. An engraving on the back of the case indicates that this miniature was painted as a gift for Davis's second wife, Sally Smith, whom he married in 1800.
Date Begin: 
0
Date End: 
1800
eMuseum Object ID: 
41175
Due to ongoing research, information about this object is subject to change.

Richard Harding Davis (1864-1916)

Classification: 
Date: 
ca. 1910
Medium: 
Watercolor on ivory
Dimensions: 
Overall: 4 1/8 x 3 1/8 in. ( 10.5 x 7.9 cm )
Credit Line: 
Gift of Mrs. J. Phillip Schmand
Object Number: 
1943.283
Marks: 
signed: lower left: "J. Phillip Schmand" monogram: at right
Gallery Label: 
The subject of this miniature was an author and journalist whose articles in "Scribner's Magazine" attracted much attention in the late 19th century. Schmand was one of the few to continue the art of miniature painting into the 20th century.
Date Begin: 
0
Date End: 
1910
eMuseum Object ID: 
41174
Due to ongoing research, information about this object is subject to change.

Matthew Livingston Davis (1773-1850) in an Oval Format

Classification: 
Date: 
c. 1840
Medium: 
Oil on board
Dimensions: 
Overall: 6 3/4 x 5 3/4 in. ( 17.1 x 14.6 cm )
Credit Line: 
Purchase, The Louis Durr Fund
Object Number: 
1889.4
Gallery Label: 
Davis's career in journalism began with the short-lived New York "Evening Post" in 1794; in 1797-98 he was associated with Philip Freneau on the "Time Piece and Literary Companion." A friend and admirer of Aaron Burr, Davis was present at the duel between Burr and Alexander Hamilton, after which he went to jail rather than testify against his friend. Many of Burr's private papers were left to Davis; he published "Memoirs of Aaron Burr" and "The Private Journal of Aaron Burr . . ." in the 1830s.
Date Begin: 
0
Date End: 
1840
eMuseum Object ID: 
41173
Due to ongoing research, information about this object is subject to change.

George and Amy Eleanor Harvey

Classification: 
Date: 
ca. 1810-1815
Medium: 
Watercolor on ivory
Dimensions: 
Overall: 2 7/8 x 1 3/4 in. ( 7.3 x 4.4 cm )
Credit Line: 
Gift of Mrs. Calvin Crocker and Mrs. J. L. Sockton
Object Number: 
1957.7
Gallery Label: 
George Harvey (1800-78) came to the United States from England when he was about twenty years old and worked in Ohio and Michigan before settling in Brooklyn as an artist in 1828. He then worked in Boston for a few years and after a brief visit to his native England established himself near Hastings-on-Hudson. Many of his watercolor landscapes from the 1830s and 40s were acquired by the Society in 1948. Amy Eleanor Harvey was his sister.
Date Begin: 
0
Date End: 
1815
eMuseum Object ID: 
41150
Due to ongoing research, information about this object is subject to change.

Mrs. Oliver Harriman, Jr. (1873-1950)

Classification: 
Date: 
ca. 1900
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: 
1905.96
Marks: 
inscribed: on card backing: "Mrs. Oliver Harriman, Jr. /(Miss Grace Carley)/by/Meave T. Gedney" signed: left: "Meave T. Gedney"
Gallery Label: 
Grace Carley of Louisville, Kentucky, was married to Oliver Harriman on January 28, 1891. While her husband ran a successful business as a stockbroker, Mrs. Harriman took an active interest in charity lotteries and served as president of the National Conference on Legalizing Lotteries. She was also president at one time of the Camp Fire Girls, and was a member of the Southern Women's Democratic Club.
Date Begin: 
0
Date End: 
1900
eMuseum Object ID: 
41147
Due to ongoing research, information about this object is subject to change.

Mrs. Charles Stedman Hanks (1857-1924)

Classification: 
Date: 
ca. 1867
Medium: 
Enamel on ivory
Dimensions: 
Overall: 2 5/8 x 2 in. ( 6.7 x 5.1 cm )
Credit Line: 
Gift of Colonel Stedman Shumway Hanks
Object Number: 
1959.20
Gallery Label: 
Clarina Bartow Shumway was the daughter of Horatio Gates and Augusta Mary (Johnston) Shumway of Chicago. She married Charles Stedman Hanks in 1888. This miniature, which portrays the subject as a child, was a gift to the Society from her son.
Date Begin: 
0
Date End: 
1867
eMuseum Object ID: 
41144
Due to ongoing research, information about this object is subject to change.

Charles Stedman Hanks (1856-1908)

Classification: 
Date: 
ca. 1900-1905
Medium: 
Watercolor on ivory
Dimensions: 
Overall: 2 7/8 x 2 1/4 in. ( 7.3 x 5.7 cm )
Credit Line: 
Gift of Colonel Stedman Shumway Hanks
Object Number: 
1959.22
Marks: 
Signed: at left:"Caprioli"
Gallery Label: 
Born in Lowell, Mass., Charles Stedman Hanks was educated at Harvard and graduated from the Boston Law School in 1881. He went late in his life to several European countries to study the rates of their railroads, and on this trip he visited Italy. This miniature, a gift to the Society from his son, was probably painted at that time.
Date Begin: 
0
Date End: 
1905
eMuseum Object ID: 
41143
Due to ongoing research, information about this object is subject to change.

Robert Taylor Conrad (1810-1858)

Classification: 
Date: 
ca. 1845-1850
Medium: 
Watercolor on ivory
Dimensions: 
Overall: 1 7/8 x 1 1/2 in. ( 4.8 x 3.8 cm )
Credit Line: 
Purchase, The Louis Durr Fund
Object Number: 
1927.7
Gallery Label: 
Conrad was born in Philadelphia, trained as a lawyer, and successful as a playwright, editor, and civic administrator. He established his literary reputation in 1841, when his play "Aylmere," or "Jack Cade," was produced in New York and Philadelphia; he abandoned his judicial career in 1845 to become associate editor of the "North American Review" and later an editor of "Graham's Magazine." In 1854 he became the first mayor of Great Philadelphia.
Date Begin: 
0
Date End: 
1850
eMuseum Object ID: 
41133
Due to ongoing research, information about this object is subject to change.

Mrs. Whitney Kernochan (1894-1951)

Classification: 
Date: 
ca.1928
Medium: 
Watercolor on ivory
Dimensions: 
Overall: 4 1/4 x 3 1/4 in. ( 10.8 x 8.3 cm )
Credit Line: 
Gift of Mrs. J. Phillip Schmand
Object Number: 
1944.285
Marks: 
Signed: at lower right:"JPS"
Gallery Label: 
Helen Deborah Gaynor was the third daughter of William Jay Gaynor (1851-1913), mayor of New York, and Augusta Cole (Mayer) Gaynor. Her first marriage to Edward Thomas Bedford, II, a manufacturer of Clinton Avenue, Brooklyn, ended in divorce in 1920; she married Whitney Kernochan, a New York real estate broker, on January 7, 1921.
Date Begin: 
0
Date End: 
1928
eMuseum Object ID: 
41121
Due to ongoing research, information about this object is subject to change.

Mrs. H. Van Rensselaer Kennedy (ca. 1866-1962)

Classification: 
Date: 
1890
Medium: 
Watercolor on ivory
Dimensions: 
Overall: 3 1/8 x 2 in. ( 7.9 x 5.1 cm )
Credit Line: 
Gift of the Estate of Peter Marié
Object Number: 
1905.125
Marks: 
signed and dated: at the left: "Paillet/1890"
Gallery Label: 
Marian Robbins was the daughter of George A. Robbins of New York. She married H. V. R. Kennedy (d. 1912), a broker and director of several corporations, in 1886.
Date Begin: 
0
Date End: 
1890
eMuseum Object ID: 
41117
Due to ongoing research, information about this object is subject to change.

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