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Edith Malvina Keteltas Wetmore (1870-1966)

Classification: 
Date: 
1894
Medium: 
Watercolor on ivory
Dimensions: 
Overall: 3 in. ( 7.6 cm )
Credit Line: 
Gift of the Estate of Peter Marié
Object Number: 
1905.265
Marks: 
signed and dated: "Paillet/1894"
Gallery Label: 
Miss Wetmore was the daughter of George Peabody Wetmore, governor of Rhode Island and U.S. senator, and Edith Malvina (Keteltas) Wetmore. She lived on the family estate in Newport called Chateau-sur-Mer, and willed the property to the Society for the Preservation of New England Antiquities. She was a benefactor of the Metropolitan Museum of Art, Yale University, the New York Public Library, and several Newport organizations.
Date Begin: 
0
Date End: 
1894
eMuseum Object ID: 
43669
Due to ongoing research, information about this object is subject to change.

Philip Van Cortlandt (1749-1831)

Classification: 
Date: 
ca.1783
Medium: 
Watercolor on ivory
Dimensions: 
Overall: 1 3/4 x 1 3/8 in. ( 4.4 x 3.5 cm )
Credit Line: 
Purchase, Abbott-Lenox Fund
Object Number: 
1955.96
Gallery Label: 
Philip, the eldest son of Pierre (1721-1814) and Joanna (Livingston) Van Cortlandt, was born in New York. As a young man he was a surveyor from about 1764 until the Revolutionary War, during which he served in the Fourth New York Regiment and rose to the rank of brigadier general. After the war he served in the New York assembly and state senate; from 1793 to 1809 he was a member of the U.S. House of Representatives.
Date Begin: 
0
Date End: 
1783
eMuseum Object ID: 
43652
Due to ongoing research, information about this object is subject to change.

Jean Lazare Vaché (1762-1833)

Classification: 
Date: 
ca.1800-1810
Medium: 
Watercolor on ivory
Dimensions: 
diameter: 2 1/4 in. ( 5.7 cm )
Credit Line: 
Gift of Isabella Vaché Cox
Object Number: 
1911.28
Gallery Label: 
The subject was born in the parish of Romarentin, Diocese of Orleans, France. In 1786 he came to New York where he became known as John Vaché. Four years after his arrival he became the first to manufacture artificial flowers in New York at 28 Liberty Street. This miniature portrait of him was a gift to the Society from his great-granddaughter.
Date Begin: 
0
Date End: 
1810
eMuseum Object ID: 
43565
Due to ongoing research, information about this object is subject to change.

Dr. Alexander Felix Vache (1800-1857)

Classification: 
Date: 
ca. 1820-25
Medium: 
Watercolor on ivory
Dimensions: 
Overall: 2 1/4 x 1 7/8 in. ( 5.7 x 4.8 cm )
Credit Line: 
Gift of Marie Aglae Vache
Object Number: 
1934.4
Gallery Label: 
The subject was born in New York, the son of Jean Lazare Vaché. He graduated from the College of Physicians and Surgeons and soon became one of New York's leading physicians. He was visiting surgeon at Bellevue Hospital and chief physician of the Marine Hospital on Staten Island.
Date Begin: 
0
Date End: 
1820
eMuseum Object ID: 
43564
Due to ongoing research, information about this object is subject to change.

Elkanah Watson (1758-1842)

Classification: 
Date: 
ca. 1805-10
Medium: 
Watercolor on ivory
Dimensions: 
Overall: 2 1/2 x 2 in. ( 6.4 x 5.1 cm )
Credit Line: 
Gift of Samuel V. Hoffman
Object Number: 
1924.11
Gallery Label: 
Watson, a native of Plymouth, Mass., became rich in the banking business and retired to a large farm he purchased near Pittsfield, Mass. There he carried on experiments in agriculture, and through his efforts the "American county fair" was established.
Date Begin: 
0
Date End: 
1805
eMuseum Object ID: 
43534
Due to ongoing research, information about this object is subject to change.

Townsend Underhill (1765-1799)

Classification: 
Date: 
1897
Medium: 
Watercolor on ivory
Dimensions: 
Overall: 2 3/8 x 2 1/4 in. ( 6 x 5.7 cm )
Credit Line: 
Gift of R. Keith Kane
Object Number: 
1948.72
Marks: 
label: on back:"My Gdfather Underhill/ Father of My Mother/ Louisa Vanzandt/ Rosalie Buspoli/ copy of the original/ 1897."
Gallery Label: 
The subject, a New York merchant, was the son of Benjamin and Letitia (Townsend) Underhill.
Date Begin: 
0
Date End: 
1897
eMuseum Object ID: 
43528
Due to ongoing research, information about this object is subject to change.

Antonio de Ulloa (1716-1795)

Classification: 
Date: 
ca.1850
Medium: 
Watercolor on ivory
Dimensions: 
Overall: 2 7/8 x 2 1/4 in. ( 7.3 x 5.7 cm )
Credit Line: 
Gift of Thomas W. Streeter
Object Number: 
1957.26
Marks: 
Inscribed: at left:"AA"
Gallery Label: 
The subject was a native of Seville, Spain, and throughout his life served his king and country in the army, in colonial administration, and on special missions. In 1766 he was appointed the first Spanish governor of Louisiana. Although the province had been ceded to Spain by France, Ulloa was forced to permit the last French governor, Aubry, to continue his administration. A Creole uprising in 1768 expelled Ulloa from the province.
Date Begin: 
0
Date End: 
1850
eMuseum Object ID: 
43527
Due to ongoing research, information about this object is subject to change.

General John Maunsell (1724/25?-1795)

Classification: 
Date: 
Late 18th century
Medium: 
Tempera on ivory, in gold setting with velvet wristband
Dimensions: 
Overall: 2 3/8 x 3 x 5/8 in. ( 6 x 7.6 x 1.6 cm ) Part (miniature): 1 9/16 x 1 5/16 in. (4 x 3.3 cm)
Description: 
Oval miniature depicting bust of male subject in costume of British military officer against solid pale gray background; miniature set in gold frame decorated with four loops and beading; black velvet wristband attached to frame.
Credit Line: 
Gift of Susan Gillotti in memory of Helen Elizabeth Crosby
Object Number: 
2000.108
Gallery Label: 
According to the donor, a descendant of the subject, Maunsell, a British officer born in Limerick, Ireland, married an American, Mrs. Wraxall (née Elizabeth Stillwell), in 1763, and the couple resided in Greenwich Village in a house belonging to Oliver De Lancey. The Maunsells returned to Ireland before the Revolution, but in 1784 they moved back to New York. Maunsell had property in Harlem, in the vicinity of 157th Street and St. Nicholas Avenue. Mrs. Maunsell lived there until 1815.
Date Begin: 
0
Date End: 
0
eMuseum Object ID: 
43508
Due to ongoing research, information about this object is subject to change.

George Washington (1732-1799)

Classification: 
Date: 
1800
Medium: 
Watercolor on ivory
Dimensions: 
Overall: 5 x 4 in. ( 12.7 x 10.2 cm )
Credit Line: 
Bequest of Mary Rhinelander King
Object Number: 
1909.25
Marks: 
Label: pasted on back of frame: "General Washington/Painted by W.Grimaldi, Enamel [torn]/Miniature painter to their Royal High[nesses]/the Duke & Duc[hess] of York-Albemarle street St James. London"
Gallery Label: 
Grimaldi never painted Washington from life but is known to have copied portraits of him by John Trumbull and Gilbert Stuart. The present miniature is a half-length copy of the full-length portrait that Gilbert Stuart painted for the Marquis of Landsdowne in 1796. Grimaldi probably made his miniature from an engraving made by James Heath for the Hon. Rufus King, United States minister to the Court of St. James's in 1800, and great-grandfather of the donor.
Date Begin: 
0
Date End: 
1800
eMuseum Object ID: 
43448
Due to ongoing research, information about this object is subject to change.

Unidentified Lady

Classification: 
Date: 
ca. 1780
Medium: 
Watercolor on ivory
Dimensions: 
Overall: 2 5/8 x 2 1/8 in. ( 6.7 x 5.4 cm )
Credit Line: 
Gift of Helen M. Turner
Object Number: 
1935.59
Gallery Label: 
The subject was the great-grandaunt of Mrs. Helen Maria (Davidson) Turner, the mother of the donor.
Date Begin: 
0
Date End: 
1780
eMuseum Object ID: 
43367
Due to ongoing research, information about this object is subject to change.

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