Portrait of Ebenezer Stevens (1751-1823)

Classification: 
Date: 
c. 1781
Medium: 
Watercolor on paper
Dimensions: 
Overall: 5 x 4 1/4 in. ( 12.7 x 10.8 cm )
Credit Line: 
Bequest of John Austin Stevens II, through May Morris Stevens and Abby Weld Stevens
Object Number: 
1937.104
Gallery Label: 
The subject was the son of Ebenezer and Elizabeth (Weld) Stevens of Boston. He was a participant in the Boston Tea Party in 1773, and served in the Continental Army. Promoted to lieutenant colonel in 1778 he served under Lafayette at Yorktown. After the Revolution, Stevens became a successful merchant in New York City. He was elected to the state assembly in 1800 and was a founder of the Tammany Society. This miniature was a gift to the Society from his grandson.
Date Begin: 
0
Date End: 
1781
eMuseum Object ID: 
42605
Due to ongoing research, information about this object is subject to change.

Mrs. Frederick J. Stetson (ca. 1842-1928)

Classification: 
Date: 
1907
Medium: 
Watercolor on ivory
Dimensions: 
Overall: 2 5/8 x 2 in. ( 6.7 x 5.1 cm )
Credit Line: 
Gift of Louise Kreischer
Object Number: 
1947.114
Marks: 
Signed: lower left: "[illegible] 1907"
Gallery Label: 
Augusta Emma Simmons, the daughter of Peabody and Salome (Sprague) Simmons, was born in Waldoboro, Maine. She married Captain Frederick J. Stetson, a shipbuilder, in 1864. In the 1880s she became interested in the work of Mary Baker Eddy who sent her to New York in 1886. Mrs. Stetson organized the First Church of Christ Scientist in the city and served as its pastor until 1909, in which year she was excommunicated from the sect on doctrinal and moral charges at the instigation of Mrs. Eddy.
Date Begin: 
0
Date End: 
1907
eMuseum Object ID: 
42602
Due to ongoing research, information about this object is subject to change.

James Scobie (ca. 1765-?)

Classification: 
Date: 
ca. 1804
Medium: 
Watercolor on ivory
Dimensions: 
Overall: 2 7/8 x 2 1/4 in. ( 7.3 x 5.7 cm )
Credit Line: 
Purchase
Object Number: 
1946.293
Gallery Label: 
James Scobie, a merchant and ship-owner, was born in Argyleshire, Scotland, and came to America with his brother John. He settled first in Boston but later moved to Marblehead where he married Mary Pedrick (ca. 1769-1804), the daughter of Knott Pedrick, on August 28, 1791. Catherine Tanch (b. 1793), their eldest daughter, was the original owner of this miniature; she bequeathed it to her sister Ann Phippard (b. 1803).
Date Begin: 
0
Date End: 
1804
eMuseum Object ID: 
42584
Due to ongoing research, information about this object is subject to change.

Charles Michael Schwab (1862-1939)

Classification: 
Date: 
ca. 1920-25
Medium: 
Watercolor on ivory
Dimensions: 
Overall: 4 3/16 x 3 1/8 in. ( 10.6 x 7.9 cm )
Credit Line: 
Gift of Mrs. J. Phillip Schmand
Object Number: 
1944.287
Gallery Label: 
The subject, a native of Williamsburg, Pennsylvania, became president of Carnegie Steel Co. in the late 1890s, and in 1901, when the Carnegie and Morgan properties merged to form the United States Steel Corp., Schwab was named president. He later became president of Bethlehem Steel Corp., which under his leadership became one of the world's leading steel producers. Despite his amassed fortune, he died impoverished due to bad investments and the Depression.
Date Begin: 
0
Date End: 
1920
eMuseum Object ID: 
42581
Due to ongoing research, information about this object is subject to change.

Mrs. Gerard Stuyvesant (1812-1899)

Classification: 
Date: 
1858
Medium: 
oil on ivory
Dimensions: 
Overall: 4 3/8 x 3 1/2 in. ( 11.1 x 8.9 cm )
Credit Line: 
Gift of the Estate of Augustus Van Horne Stuyvesant, Jr.
Object Number: 
1957.57
Marks: 
signed and dated: at right: "R.M. Staigg/1858" engraved: on back of frame: "Susan Rivington Stuyvesant."
Gallery Label: 
Susan Rivington Van Horne was the younger daughter of Augustus Cornelius Van Horne and Margaret (Livingston) Van Horne. She married Gerard Stuyvesant on November 24, 1836. Mrs. Stuyvesant was an amateur artist who painted portraits and historical scenes.
Provenance: 
The Augustus Van Horne Stuyvesant, Jr. Collection
Date Begin: 
0
Date End: 
1858
eMuseum Object ID: 
42576
Due to ongoing research, information about this object is subject to change.

Edmund Clarence Stedman (1833-1908)

Classification: 
Date: 
ca. 1903
Medium: 
Watercolor on ivory
Dimensions: 
Overall: 3 1/2 x 2 3/4 in. ( 8.9 x 7 cm )
Credit Line: 
Gift of Mrs. Pirie MacDonald and Mr. & Mrs. Everett Tutchings
Object Number: 
1943.74
Marks: 
inscription: lower right: "Pirie MacDonald"
Gallery Label: 
The subject, a poet and critic, was born in Hartford, Conn., the son of Major Edmund Burke Stedman and Elizabeth Clementine (Dodge) Stedman. He published many volumes of his own poetry and editions of contemporary poetry, among them "The Poetical Works of Edmund Clarence Stedman" (1873) and "A Victorian Anthology, 1837-1895" (1895). This miniature of Stedman was painted by Bentz from a photograph by Pirie MacDonald.
Date Begin: 
0
Date End: 
1903
eMuseum Object ID: 
42563
Due to ongoing research, information about this object is subject to change.

Ephraim George Squier (1821-1888)

Classification: 
Date: 
1840
Medium: 
Watercolor on ivory
Dimensions: 
Overall: 4 3/8 x 3 1/2 in. ( 11.1 x 8.9 cm )
Credit Line: 
Gift of Frank Squier
Object Number: 
1960.52
Marks: 
inscriptions: on paper: By Miss /Wagner/AET/20 years 1840/ Albany/E.G.S. signed and dated: lower right: "By Miss/Wagner/Act./20 years/Albany/E.G.S."
Gallery Label: 
The subject was born in Bethlehem, New York, the son of the Rev. Joel Squier. About 1845 he moved to Ohio where he became interested in Indian mounds, and in 1847 he co-authored, with Edwin H. Davis, "Ancient Monuments of the Mississippi Valley," the first publication of the Smithsonian Institution. This was followed in 1851 by his own "Aboriginal Monuments of the State of New York." This miniature was a gift to the Society from his nephew.
Date Begin: 
0
Date End: 
1840
eMuseum Object ID: 
42518
Due to ongoing research, information about this object is subject to change.

Susan Brimmer Sturgis

Classification: 
Date: 
1889
Medium: 
Watercolor on ivory
Dimensions: 
Overall: 2 3/4 x 2 1/8 in. ( 7 x 5.4 cm )
Credit Line: 
Gift of the Estate of Peter Marié
Object Number: 
1905.238
Marks: 
signed and dated: at left:"Paillet/1889"
Gallery Label: 
Susan Brimmer Sturgis (1869-1941) was the third daughter of Robert Shaw Sturgis and Susan Brimmer (Inches) Sturgis. She married Antonio Yznaga Stewart (d. 1926) on June 27, 1898. Her first marriage ended in divorce, and on May 26, 1916, she married her second husband, Robert Grier Le Conte (d. 1924). Llewellen Barry was her third husband. They were married on May 20, 1927, and later divorced.
Date Begin: 
0
Date End: 
1889
eMuseum Object ID: 
42485
Due to ongoing research, information about this object is subject to change.

Mrs. William Douglas Sloane (1852-1946)

Classification: 
Date: 
1891
Medium: 
Watercolor on ivory
Dimensions: 
Overall: 3 x 2 1/4 in. ( 7.6 x 5.7 cm )
Credit Line: 
Gift of the Estate of Peter Marié
Object Number: 
1905.231
Marks: 
signed and dated: at left:"Paillet/1891"
Gallery Label: 
Emily Thorn Vanderbilt was the second daughter of William Henry and Maria Louisa (Kissam) Vanderbilt, and granddaughter of Commodore Cornelius Vanderbilt. She married William Douglas Sloane (1844-1915), an officer of the W. and J. Sloane home furnishings concern of New York, on December 10, 1872. She became the second wife of Henry White (ca. 1850-1927), a diplomat who had served as U.S. ambassador to France and Italy, on November 3, 1920.
Date Begin: 
0
Date End: 
1891
eMuseum Object ID: 
42381
Due to ongoing research, information about this object is subject to change.

Emily Vanderbilt Sloane (1874-1970)

Classification: 
Date: 
ca. 1895
Medium: 
Watercolor on ivory
Dimensions: 
Overall: 3 1/4 × 2 5/8 in. (8.3 × 6.7 cm)
Credit Line: 
Gift of the Estate of Peter Marié
Object Number: 
1905.230
Marks: 
Signed lower right: "WEIDNER"
Gallery Label: 
The subject was the second daughter of William Douglas Sloane and Emily Thorn (Vanderbilt) Sloane of New York. She was a great-granddaughter of Commodore Cornelius Vanderbilt. She married John Henry Hammond (d. 1949), a lawyer, banker, and corporation director, in 1899. Mrs. Hammond was for many years president of the Women's Roosevelt Memorial Association which restored the birthplace of Theodore Roosevelt on East 20th Street. In 1914 she was a founder of the Parents League of New York.
Date Begin: 
0
Date End: 
1895
eMuseum Object ID: 
42380
Due to ongoing research, information about this object is subject to change.

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