Unidentified man

Classification: 
Date: 
ca. 1835-40
Medium: 
Watercolor on ivory
Dimensions: 
Overall: 2 5/8 x 2 1/16 in. ( 6.7 x 5.2 cm )
Credit Line: 
Gift of Charles E. Dunlap
Object Number: 
1950.311
Gallery Label: 
When it was acquired, this miniature was identified as John Tyler (1790-1862), tenth president of the United States, by William Dunlap. Neither identification nor attribution is accepted now.
Date Begin: 
0
Date End: 
1835
eMuseum Object ID: 
43363
Due to ongoing research, information about this object is subject to change.

Silas Wright, Jr. (1795-1847)

Classification: 
Date: 
1842
Medium: 
Watercolor on ivory
Dimensions: 
Overall: 4 7/16 x 3 5/8 in. ( 11.3 x 9.2 cm )
Credit Line: 
Purchase, The Louis Durr Fund
Object Number: 
1956.192
Marks: 
signed and dated: lower right: "W. Blanchard/1842"
Gallery Label: 
A native of Amhert, Mass., the subject was admitted to the bar in 1819 and began his law practice in Canton, N.Y. Two years later he was named surrogate judge and became increasingly active in politics as a Jacksonian Democrat. He served two years in Congress (1827-29), and in 1829 he became comptroller of the State of New York. He served in the U.S. Senate from 1833 to 1844, and the following year was elected governor of New York. He retired to private life in 1847.
Date Begin: 
0
Date End: 
1842
eMuseum Object ID: 
43276
Due to ongoing research, information about this object is subject to change.

Mary Constance Wright (ca.1865-1940)

Classification: 
Date: 
1895
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: 
1905.279
Marks: 
inscription: on cardboeard backing: "Carl & Fredrika Weidner/1895. N.Y. 152 W. 91 St." signed and dated: at lower right:"C. and F. Weidner 95"
Gallery Label: 
The subject was the daughter of Isaac Merritt and Mary (Bedford) Wright (d. 1907). She and her sister Florence lived with their mother in Hempstead, Long Island.
Date Begin: 
0
Date End: 
1895
eMuseum Object ID: 
43275
Due to ongoing research, information about this object is subject to change.

Mary Constance Wright (ca.1865-1940)

Classification: 
Date: 
1893
Medium: 
Watercolor on ivory
Dimensions: 
Overall: 2 1/8 x 1 3/4 in. ( 5.4 x 4.4 cm )
Credit Line: 
Gift of the Estate of Peter Marié
Object Number: 
1905.280
Marks: 
inscription: on paper backing: "Miss Constance Wright/Paillet/6Bd de Clichy/Paris." signed and dated: at left:"Paillet/1893"
Gallery Label: 
The subject was the daughter of Isaac Merritt and Mary (Bedford) Wright (d. 1907). She and her sister Florence lived with their mother in Hempstead, Long Island.
Date Begin: 
0
Date End: 
1893
eMuseum Object ID: 
43274
Due to ongoing research, information about this object is subject to change.

William Walton Woolsey (1766-1839)

Classification: 
Date: 
ca. 1812
Medium: 
Watercolor on ivory
Dimensions: 
Overall: 4 5/8 x 3 1/2 in. ( 11.7 x 8.9 cm )
Credit Line: 
Gift of Mr. William Samuel Johnson
Object Number: 
1934.7
Marks: 
Label: on back:"William Walton/Woolsey-Born Sept 15/1766 died Augt 6th/1839"
Gallery Label: 
The subject was the son of Benjamin Woolsey, Jr., and Anne (Muirson) Woolsey; he was a descendant of George Woolsey who came to America about 1820. The subject was a merchant in New York, and an officer of the New York Chamber of Commerce and of the Manufacturing Society of New York City. He was also a director of the Merchants' Bank, president of the Eagle Fire Insurance Company, and one of the governors of the New York Hospital.
Date Begin: 
0
Date End: 
1812
eMuseum Object ID: 
43226
Due to ongoing research, information about this object is subject to change.

Mrs. Benjamin Woolsey, Jr. (1737-1807)

Classification: 
Date: 
ca.1790
Medium: 
Watercolor on ivory
Dimensions: 
Overall: 5 x 3 1/2 in. ( 12.7 x 8.9 cm )
Credit Line: 
Gift of Mr. William Samuel Johnson
Object Number: 
1934.8
Marks: 
label: on back:"Anne Muirson Woolsey/Died 1807. Direct descendent/of Tangier Smith"
Gallery Label: 
Anne Muirson, daughter of Dr. George Muirson and Anna (Smith) Muirson, was the mother-in-law of the artist William Dunlap, who married her daughter Elizabeth. She was the second wife of Benjamin Woolsey, Jr. The miniature was a gift to the Society from her great-great-grandson.
Date Begin: 
0
Date End: 
1790
eMuseum Object ID: 
43223
Due to ongoing research, information about this object is subject to change.

Mrs. Richard Trimble (1872-1947)

Classification: 
Date: 
ca. 1900
Medium: 
Watercolor on ivory
Dimensions: 
Overall: 3 1/4 x 2 1/2 in. ( 8.3 x 6.4 cm )
Credit Line: 
Gift of the Estate of Peter Marié
Object Number: 
1905.204
Marks: 
signed: at left:"Behenna"
Gallery Label: 
Cora Randolph, of Mount Saint Vincent on the Hudson, was married to Richard Trimble in 1900. Her husband was associated with J. P. Morgan in the formation of the United States Steel Corporation and later became its secretary and treasurer. Mrs. Trimble was a charter member of the Colony Club, a member of the Huguenot Society, the Mayflower Descendants, and the Colonial Dames of America.
Date Begin: 
0
Date End: 
1900
eMuseum Object ID: 
43200
Due to ongoing research, information about this object is subject to change.

Amy Cornell Townsend (ca. 1860-1920)

Classification: 
Date: 
1894
Medium: 
Watercolor on ivory
Dimensions: 
Overall: 3 3/4 x 3 1/8 in. ( 9.5 x 7.9 cm )
Credit Line: 
Gift of the Estate of Peter Marié
Object Number: 
1905.250
Marks: 
signed and dated: at right:"Behenna/94"
Gallery Label: 
Miss Townsend, a member of a prominent New York family, was the daughter of Isaac Townsend and the granddaughter of Peter Townsend. She was a member of the Colony Club and of the Colonial Dames of America.
Date Begin: 
0
Date End: 
1894
eMuseum Object ID: 
43199
Due to ongoing research, information about this object is subject to change.

Mrs. Pierre Toussaint (ca. 1786-1851)

Classification: 
Is owned by NYHS: 
Yes
Date: 
ca. 1825
Medium: 
Watercolor on ivory
Dimensions: 
Overall: 3 1/4 x 2 5/8 in. ( 8.3 x 6.7 cm )
Description: 
N-YHS Museum Collection
Credit Line: 
Gift of Miss Georgina Schuyler
Object Number: 
1920.5
Gallery Label: 
Juliette Noel was married to Pierre Toussaint in 1811. She was the daughter of a nurse in a French family, and Toussaint purchased her freedom when she was fifteen.
Date Begin: 
0
Date End: 
1825
eMuseum Object ID: 
43198
Due to ongoing research, information about this object is subject to change.

Pierre Toussaint (ca. 1781-1853)

Classification: 
Is owned by NYHS: 
Yes
Highlight: 
Display this item in the highlights
Date: 
ca. 1825
Medium: 
Watercolor on ivory
Dimensions: 
Overall: 3 1/4 x 2 5/8 in. ( 8.3 x 6.7 cm )
Credit Line: 
Gift of Miss Georgina Schuyler
Object Number: 
1920.4
Marks: 
signature: at the right: "Meucci"
Gallery Label: 
Born in slavery in Santo Domingo, Haiti, Pierre Toussaint was brought to New York about 1797 by Jean Bérard, a wealthy French landowner. When Bérard returned to Haiti and suddenly died, leaving his young widow in New York without means, Toussaint took care of her until her death. He supported her as well as his own family by becoming one of the most successful and fashionable hairdressers in New York City.
Date Begin: 
0
Date End: 
1825
eMuseum Object ID: 
43197
Due to ongoing research, information about this object is subject to change.

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