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Archibald Robertson (1765-1835)

Classification: 
Date: 
ca. 1790-1795
Medium: 
Watercolor on ivory
Dimensions: 
Overall: 1 7/8 x 1 1/2 in. ( 4.8 x 3.8 cm )
Credit Line: 
Gift of Dr. John E. Stillwell
Object Number: 
1929.31
Gallery Label: 
The subject grew up in Aberdeen, Scotland, and after studying art there went to London where he received instruction from Sir Joshua Reynolds and Benjamin West. Invited to America by Dr. John Kemp of Columbia College, he arrived in 1791; a year later he was joined by his brother Alexander, also an artist, and together they operated the Columbian Academy of Painting, one of the earliest art schools in America.
Date Begin: 
0
Date End: 
1795
eMuseum Object ID: 
42342
Due to ongoing research, information about this object is subject to change.

Anthony Lispenard Robertson (1808-1868)

Classification: 
Date: 
ca. 1830
Medium: 
Watercolor on ivory
Dimensions: 
Overall: 5 1/2 x 4 1/4 in. ( 14 x 10.8 cm )
Credit Line: 
Gift of Dr. John E. Stillwell
Object Number: 
1929.34
Gallery Label: 
The subject was born in New York, the son of the artist Archibald Robertson and his wife Eliza (Abramse) Robertson. A noted jurist, he served as assistant vice-chancellor of the State of New York in 1846-48 and as surrogate judge of New York County in the latter year; in 1859 he was elected a judge of the superior court of New York City and in 1866 was chosen chief justice, an office he held until his death two years later.
Date Begin: 
0
Date End: 
1830
eMuseum Object ID: 
42340
Due to ongoing research, information about this object is subject to change.

Mrs. Nathaniel Thayer Robb (ca. 1876-1957)

Classification: 
Date: 
1903
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: 
1905.211
Marks: 
engraved: on back of case: "Mrs. N. Thayer Robb" signed and dated: at upper right:"Carl Weidner/1903"
Gallery Label: 
Frances Beatrix Henderson was the daughter of Charles R. and Jeanie N. Henderson. Her marriage in 1896 to Nathaniel Thayer Robb ended in divorce, and she was known afterward as Mrs. Henderson Robb. She was a trustee of the Museum of the City of New York and a member of the Colonial Dames of America.
Date Begin: 
0
Date End: 
1903
eMuseum Object ID: 
42338
Due to ongoing research, information about this object is subject to change.

Major John Rivington (ca. 1772-1808)

Classification: 
Date: 
ca. 1805
Medium: 
Watercolor on ivory
Dimensions: 
Overall: 2 3/4 x 2 3/8 in. ( 7 x 6 cm )
Credit Line: 
Gift of Mrs. Augustus Van Horne Ellis
Object Number: 
1940.17
Gallery Label: 
John, the son of James Rivington and Elizabeth (Van Horne) Rivington, received a commission in the British army from Sir Guy Carleton, the last commander of the royal forces to occupy New York. In this miniature he appears in his military uniform and looks to be about thirty years of age. Since he was living in England by 1805 the portrait is probably by a British artist.
Date Begin: 
0
Date End: 
1805
eMuseum Object ID: 
42337
Due to ongoing research, information about this object is subject to change.

Constance and Maud Rives

Classification: 
Date: 
1893
Medium: 
Watercolor on ivory
Dimensions: 
Overall: 5 1/4 x 3 7/8 in. ( 13.3 x 9.8 cm )
Credit Line: 
Gift of the Estate of Peter Marié
Object Number: 
1905.210
Marks: 
inscribed on cardboard backing: "Misses Rives/Paillet/6 Bd de Clichy/Paris" signed and dated: left side: "Paillet/1893"
Gallery Label: 
Constance Evelyn and Maud Antonia were twin daughters born in 1855 at "Carnwath," Duchess County, New York, to Francis Robert Rives (1822-91) and Matilda Antonia (Barclay) Rives (1824-88). Their father was a lawyer in New York. Constance Rives married John Borland on June 24, 1884; her husband died in Washington, D.C. in 1893. Maud Rives became the wife of Walker Breese Smith on May 23, 1882. Maud Smith died at Newport, R.I., in 1923; her sister Constance died at Gloucester, Mass., in 1914.
Date Begin: 
0
Date End: 
1893
eMuseum Object ID: 
42335
Due to ongoing research, information about this object is subject to change.

Mrs. Samuel S. Osgood (1811-1850)

Classification: 
Date: 
ca. 1835
Medium: 
Watercolor on ivory
Dimensions: 
Overall: 1 7/8 x 2 in. ( 4.8 x 5.1 cm )
Credit Line: 
Purchase, The Louis Durr Fund
Object Number: 
1927.8
Gallery Label: 
Frances Sargent Locke, the daughter of Joseph and Mary (Ingersoll) Foster Locke, was born in Boston and grew up in Higham, Massachusetts. The married the artist Samuel S. Osgood in 1835, and the couple sailed for England soon thereafter. Mrs. Osgood was a poet whose poems were published in several volumes. "The Cries of New York" (1846) appeared several years after her return to the United States in 1839.
Date Begin: 
0
Date End: 
1835
eMuseum Object ID: 
42317
Due to ongoing research, information about this object is subject to change.

Alexander O'Reilly (1722-1794)

Classification: 
Date: 
ca.1850
Medium: 
Watercolor on ivory
Dimensions: 
Overall: 2 7/8 x 2 3/8 in. ( 7.3 x 6 cm )
Description: 
Credit Line: 
Gift of Thomas W. Streeter
Object Number: 
1957.27
Marks: 
Inscribed with mongram: at lower left:"AA"
Gallery Label: 
A native of Ireland, the subject was taken at a young age to Spain by his parents. He joined the Spanish army and had risen to the rank of lieutenant general by 1767. After the failure of the administration of Antonio de Ulloa, O'Reilly was dispatched to take military command of the province of Louisiana. His success in this endeavor resulted in his being made a count. He was later head of a school for officers and military governor of Madrid and Cadiz.
Date Begin: 
0
Date End: 
1850
eMuseum Object ID: 
42315
Due to ongoing research, information about this object is subject to change.

Mrs. George Cabot Lodge (ca. 1875-1960)

Classification: 
Date: 
1898
Medium: 
Watercolor on ivory; silver gilt; textile
Dimensions: 
Overall: 3 3/4 x 2 3/4 in. ( 9.5 x 7 cm )
Credit Line: 
Gift of the Estate of Peter Marié
Object Number: 
1905.56
Marks: 
signed: "Weidner" Inscribed on backing paper attached to rear of ivory: "Carl & Fredrika Weidner Pinxt / N.Y. 1898. No 273 of Miss / Bessie Davis / Frelinghuysen"
Gallery Label: 
Mathilda Davis is depicted in costume ball attire, possibly dressed for the legendary Bradley Martin masquerade ball of 1897. As a debutante, she attracted considerable notice and several offers of marriage. A "tall, handsome brunette" who dressed "with marked good taste," Mathilda reportedly refused a Vanderbilt in Newport and another suitor in Washington before agreeing to marry George Cabot Lodge, son of the powerful Republican senator Henry Cabot Lodge, in 1900.
Date Begin: 
0
Date End: 
1898
eMuseum Object ID: 
42301
Due to ongoing research, information about this object is subject to change.

Mrs. Karrick Van Zandt Riggs (1857-1919)

Classification: 
Date: 
1892
Medium: 
Watercolor on ivory
Dimensions: 
Overall: 2 1/4 x 1 7/8 in. ( 5.7 x 4.8 cm )
Credit Line: 
Gift of the Estate of Peter Marié
Object Number: 
1905.208
Marks: 
signed and dated: "Paillet/1892"
Gallery Label: 
Pauline Drouillard Oothout was the daughter of William (1823-99) and Jane Elizabeth (Morgan) Oothout (1830-1913) and a descendant of one of the older mercantile and banking families of New York. She married Karrick V. Riggs, grandson of Mrs. Elisha Riggs and a longtime resident of Paris, in 1884.
Date Begin: 
0
Date End: 
1892
eMuseum Object ID: 
42294
Due to ongoing research, information about this object is subject to change.

Mrs. Elisha Riggs (1798-1870)

Classification: 
Date: 
ca. 1855-1860
Medium: 
Enamel on ivory
Dimensions: 
Overall: 1 7/8 x 1 1/2 in. ( 4.8 x 3.8 cm )
Credit Line: 
Gift of the Estate of Mrs. Robert B. Noyes, through R. Keith Kane
Object Number: 
1943.186
Marks: 
inscription: on back: "Marianne [sic] Karrick/second wife of/Elisha Riggs/Born july 18, 1798/Died Feb. 26, 1870/mother of/Joseph Karrick Riggs."
Gallery Label: 
Mary Ann Karrick, daughter of Joseph and Rebecca (Ord) Karrick of Philadelphia, was the second wife of Elisha Riggs, dry goods merchant and banker of Georgetown, District of Columbia, and partner of George Peabody. She was the step-mother of George Washington Riggs, founder of the Riggs National Bank of Washington, D.C., and the mother of William Henry Riggs whose famous collection of medieval armor and art was given to the Metropolitan Museum of Art.
Date Begin: 
0
Date End: 
1860
eMuseum Object ID: 
42293
Due to ongoing research, information about this object is subject to change.

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