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Mary S. Handy (ca. 1873-1952)

Classification: 
Date: 
1894
Medium: 
Watercolor on ivory
Dimensions: 
Overall: 3 x 2 1/2 in. ( 7.6 x 6.4 cm )
Credit Line: 
Gift of the Estate of Peter Marié
Object Number: 
1905.95[dup]
Marks: 
signature and date: at left: "Paillet / 1894" inscription: on paper backing: "Miss Handy / Paillet / 6 Bd de Clichy / Paris"
Gallery Label: 
"May" Handy of Richmond, Virginia, was the daughter of Capt. Edward Handy. On September 28, 1904, she became the second wife of James Brown Potter (1853-1922) of New York. At the time of her marriage she was said to be the most beautiful woman in Virginia.
Date Begin: 
0
Date End: 
1894
eMuseum Object ID: 
41114
Due to ongoing research, information about this object is subject to change.

Mary Elizabeth Hammond (1865-1943)

Classification: 
Date: 
n.d.
Medium: 
Watercolor on ivory
Dimensions: 
Overall: 5 1/4 x 4 in. ( 13.3 x 10.2 cm )
Credit Line: 
Gift of Beatrice Filmer Tucker
Object Number: 
1957.116
Marks: 
signed: at left: "Behenna' inscription: on back: "Mary Elizabeth Hammond/"Betty"/Painted by/Kathleen A. Behenna [sic]."
Gallery Label: 
The subject was the daughter of Richard and Sarah Elizabeth (Hays) Hammond, and the sister of John Hays Hammond, the noted geologist and mining engineer of the later 19th and early 20th centuries. Miss Hammond herself was a Spanish scholar, a translator of the works of Lope de Vega, and a contributor to the "Atlantic Monthly" and other magazines. Her portrait was a gift to the Society from the niece of the artist.
Date Begin: 
0
Date End: 
0
eMuseum Object ID: 
41111
Due to ongoing research, information about this object is subject to change.

Mary Morris Hamilton (1818-1877)

Classification: 
Date: 
1860
Medium: 
Watercolor(?) on ivory
Dimensions: 
Overall: 3 1/4 x 2 1/2 in. ( 8.3 x 6.4 cm )
Credit Line: 
Gift of Louisa Lee Schuyler and Georgina Schuyler
Object Number: 
1925.16
Marks: 
signed and dated: at right:"R. M. S. 1860"
Gallery Label: 
Mary Morris Hamilton was the daughter of New York lawyer James A. Hamilton, the third son of Alexander Hamilton and Elizabeth (Schuyler) Hamilton. She became the second wife of George Lee Schuyler, noted yachtsman of New York, in 1869. Her portrait was a gift to the Society from her stepdaughters.
Date Begin: 
0
Date End: 
1860
eMuseum Object ID: 
41110
Due to ongoing research, information about this object is subject to change.

William Coleman (1766-1829)

Classification: 
Date: 
ca. 1790-1794
Medium: 
Watercolor on ivory
Dimensions: 
Overall: 2 x 1 1/2 in. ( 5.1 x 3.8 cm )
Credit Line: 
Purchase, The Louis Durr Fund
Object Number: 
1933.4
Gallery Label: 
In this miniature Coleman appears to be in his mid-twenties, thus dating the piece between 1790 and 1794, before he settled permanently in New York. Not only is the miniature itself in the style of Ramage, but the gold frame is also. Ramage often made his own frames, which are characterized by fluted and chased edges. His workdesk and tools, including his goldsmithing instruments, are in the N-YHS collection.
Date Begin: 
0
Date End: 
1794
eMuseum Object ID: 
41100
Due to ongoing research, information about this object is subject to change.

Mrs. William Coggeshall (ca. 1777-?)

Classification: 
Date: 
ca. 1795
Medium: 
Watercolor on ivory
Dimensions: 
Overall: 3 3/16 x 2 5/8 in. ( 8.1 x 6.7 cm )
Credit Line: 
Gift of Mr. Lewis Gouverneur Morris
Object Number: 
1951.444
Marks: 
Ink inscription: on paper backing: "Mrs. Wm C/Taken at the age of 18/Mrs. Wm Coggeshall of Newport, R.I./Edward Green Malbone/1877[sic]-1807. One of his early/miniatures"
Gallery Label: 
In Tolman, "Life and Works of Edward Greene Malbone" (1958, p. 264), this miniature is listed among the "unconfirmed" works by the artist. However, stylistically the portrait is quite similar to other miniatures by Malbone that date from ca. 1795-98.
Date Begin: 
0
Date End: 
1795
eMuseum Object ID: 
41096
Due to ongoing research, information about this object is subject to change.

Stewart Pegram Keeling, D.D. (1861-ca.1930)

Classification: 
Date: 
1935
Medium: 
Watercolor on ivory
Dimensions: 
Overall: 2 3/4 x 2 1/4 in. ( 7 x 5.7 cm )
Credit Line: 
Gift of the artist
Object Number: 
1941.242
Gallery Label: 
The subject was the son of the Rev. Robert James Keeling and Elizabeth Bend (Polk) Keeling. He attended the Philadelphia Divinity School and was rector of St. Peter's Church in Germantown, Pennsylvania. His brother was the artist and donor.
Date Begin: 
0
Date End: 
1935
eMuseum Object ID: 
41083
Due to ongoing research, information about this object is subject to change.

Fitz-Greene Halleck (1790-1867)

Classification: 
Date: 
1842
Medium: 
Watercolor on ivory
Dimensions: 
Overall: 2 3/8 x 1 15/16 in. ( 6 x 4.9 cm )
Credit Line: 
Purchase, The Louis Durr Fund
Object Number: 
1927.6
Marks: 
Signed: on back: "Feb.1842 M.A.H"
Gallery Label: 
A native of Connecticut, Halleck came to New York in 1811 and became associated with a group of literary men, with one of whom, Joseph Rodman Drake, he wrote in 1819 a series of articles for the New York "Evening Post." His fame was established that year with the publication of "Fanny," a satire on the follies of society. Halleck was later employed as confidential secretary to John Jacob Astor; when Astor died in 1848 he left Halleck an annuity, allowing him to resume his career as an author.
Date Begin: 
0
Date End: 
1842
eMuseum Object ID: 
41074
Due to ongoing research, information about this object is subject to change.

Florence Temple Griswold (1867-after 1924)

Classification: 
Date: 
1891
Medium: 
Watercolor on ivory
Dimensions: 
diameter: 2 1/2 in. ( 6.4 cm )
Credit Line: 
Gift of the Estate of Peter Marié
Object Number: 
1905.51
Marks: 
signed and dated: at right: "Paillet/1891" inscribed: on paper backing: "Miss Florence/Griswold/Paillet/23 Rue Chanzel/Paris"
Gallery Label: 
Florence Temple Griswold was the daughter of John Noble Alsop Griswold and Jane Louisa (Emmett) Griswold. She married Horatio Robert Odo Cross, Surgeon Major in the British Grenadier Guards, on April 30, 1892.
Date Begin: 
0
Date End: 
1891
eMuseum Object ID: 
41029
Due to ongoing research, information about this object is subject to change.

Cornelius Berrien Mitchell and Edward Mitchell

Classification: 
Date: 
ca. 1848
Medium: 
Watercolor on ivory set in gold & hair bracelet
Dimensions: 
Overall: 1 3/8 x 1 7/8 in. ( 3.5 x 4.8 cm )
Credit Line: 
Bequest of Cornelius Von Erden Mitchell
Object Number: 
1966.19
Gallery Label: 
Edward Mitchell (1842-1909) was the eldest son of William Mitchell and Mary Penfold (Berrien) Mitchell. He is pictured here with his younger brother, Cornelius (1843-1910). The boys appear to be about five and six, which suggests a date of ca. 1848.
Date Begin: 
1848
Date End: 
1848
eMuseum Object ID: 
40956
Due to ongoing research, information about this object is subject to change.

Mrs. Robert Bowne Minturn, Jr. (ca. 1839-1926)

Classification: 
Date: 
1892
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: 
1905.162
Gallery Label: 
Susanna Shaw was the second daughter of Francis George Shaw (1809-92) and Sarah Blake (Sturgis) Shaw. She was born in Boston but later moved with her family to Staten Island. She married Robert Bowne Minturn, Jr. (1836-89), of the shipping commission house of Grinnell, Minturn and Co., on October 30, 1862.
Date Begin: 
1892
Date End: 
1892
eMuseum Object ID: 
40955
Due to ongoing research, information about this object is subject to change.

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