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Joseph Buckman (1822-1875)

Classification: 
Date: 
ca. 1850
Medium: 
Oil on canvas
Dimensions: 
Canvas: 38 x 30 1/8 in. ( 96.5 x 76.5 cm ) Framed: 52 1/8 x 44 1/4 in. (132.4 x 112.4 cm)
Description: 
Portrait of firefighter seated in red upholstered armchair or sofa, wearing formal attire typical of the mid-19th century. Speaking trumpet and fire helmet marked with fire company name at his side.
Credit Line: 
Gift of the Historical Society of Frederick County, Maryland
Object Number: 
2002.24
Marks: 
stenciled: on reverse of canvas: "S.N. DODGES/ARTIST & PAINTERS/SUPPLY STORE/189 CH[AMBERS]..."
Gallery Label: 
New York City volunteer firefighter Joseph Buckman (1822-1875) was elected foreman of the Marion Hose Company No. 4 in 1850. Located at the corner of Delancey and Attorney Streets, the Marion Hose Company was organized in 1833 and went out of service in 1865. The company's namesake was Francis Marion (1732-1795), a Revolutionary War general known as the "Swamp Fox." Joseph Buckman emigrated from France and was working in New York as a carpenter by the 1840s.
Date Begin: 
0
Date End: 
1850
eMuseum Object ID: 
45877
Due to ongoing research, information about this object is subject to change.

Where Men Once Lived

Classification: 
Date: 
1980
Medium: 
Acrylic on canvas
Dimensions: 
Overall: 48 x 71 1/2 in. ( 121.9 x 181.6 cm )
Credit Line: 
Gift of William J. Maher Jr.
Object Number: 
2002.36
Date Begin: 
0
Date End: 
1980
eMuseum Object ID: 
45874
Due to ongoing research, information about this object is subject to change.

George Washington Wearing the Medal of the Cincinnati

Classification: 
Date: 
19th century
Medium: 
Reverse painting on glass
Dimensions: 
Overall: 11 1/2 x 9 x 1/8 in. ( 29.2 x 22.9 x 0.3 cm )
Credit Line: 
Purchased from Elie Nadelman
Object Number: 
1937.333
Marks: 
On reverse of frame: Collection label with "1450" in ink.
Gallery Label: 
This object was once part of the folk art collection of Elie Nadelman (1882-1946), the avant-garde sculptor. From 1924 to 1934, Nadelman's collection was displayed in his Museum of Folk Arts, located in the Riverdale section of the Bronx. The Historical Society purchased Nadelman's entire collection in 1937.
Provenance: 
The Folk Art Collection of Elie Nadelman
Date Begin: 
0
Date End: 
0
eMuseum Object ID: 
45484
Due to ongoing research, information about this object is subject to change.

Window of the Studio

Classification: 
Date: 
ca. 1980
Medium: 
Oil on canvas
Dimensions: 
canvas: 23 x 28 in. ( 58.4 x 71.1 cm ) frame: 27 7/8 x 33 7/8 x 1 3/4 in. ( 70.8 x 86 x 4.4 cm )
Description: 
The foreground table holds artist's brushes and miscellaneous other supplies, while in the background along the wall on the right are stacked upright canvases. Through the window the artist's studio look at typical New York apartment buildings, characteristic of the upper 60s & lower 70s on the extreme west side of town.
Credit Line: 
Gift of Eric Foner & Lynn Garofola
Object Number: 
2001.184
Gallery Label: 
Ms. Foner's painting documents what is clearly the studio of a New York City artist, which would enable the Society to begin developing a subgroup of canvases related to the rich art life of the City. Stylistically, the work relates to the generation of artists who found their path between Social Realism and abstract expressionism, albeit by one who did not receive much acclaim in her active professional life, but who nonetheless has produced a large and very creditable ouevre.
Provenance: 
The artist to her son & daughter-in-law; to the N-YHS
Date Begin: 
0
Date End: 
1980
eMuseum Object ID: 
45482
Due to ongoing research, information about this object is subject to change.

Eastside Under the Snow

Classification: 
Date: 
1935
Medium: 
Oil on canvas
Dimensions: 
canvas: 27 x 29 in. ( 68.6 x 73.7 cm )
Description: 
Hell Gate Bridge and a tall red smoke stack in the distance; East River before the Triboro. The 3rd Ave. El appears along the first street in the foreground.
Credit Line: 
Gift of Nina Garsoïan
Object Number: 
2001.302
Gallery Label: 
The painting provides a view of how the Hell Gate Bridge looked when it "stood on its own" without the Triboro as background to it.
Provenance: 
The donor is the daughter of the artist; so far as she knows the work was never exhibited.
Date Begin: 
0
Date End: 
1935
eMuseum Object ID: 
45353
Due to ongoing research, information about this object is subject to change.

Martin Van Buren

Classification: 
Date: 
19th century
Medium: 
Reverse painting on glass
Dimensions: 
Overall: 9 3/8 x 7 1/8 x 1/8 in. ( 23.8 x 18.1 x 0.3 cm )
Credit Line: 
Purchased from Elie Nadelman
Object Number: 
1937.335
Gallery Label: 
This object was once part of the folk art collection of Elie Nadelman (1882-1946), the avant-garde sculptor. From 1924 to 1934, Nadelman's collection was displayed in his Museum of Folk Arts, located in the Riverdale section of the Bronx. The Historical Society purchased Nadelman's entire collection in 1937.
Provenance: 
The Folk Art Collection of Elie Nadelman
Date Begin: 
0
Date End: 
0
eMuseum Object ID: 
45259
Due to ongoing research, information about this object is subject to change.

Robert W. Weir (1803-1889)

Classification: 
Date: 
1824
Medium: 
Oil on canvas
Dimensions: 
Overall: 25 x 19 3/4 in. ( 63.5 x 50.2 cm )
Credit Line: 
Gift of Michael Karp and Family
Object Number: 
2002.9
Gallery Label: 
Object was purchased at a flea market by the donor who researched the work. Though unsigned, it appeared illustrated in exhib. cat. on Weir.
Date Begin: 
0
Date End: 
1824
eMuseum Object ID: 
45232
Due to ongoing research, information about this object is subject to change.

911 Broken Heart

Classification: 
Date: 
2001
Medium: 
Acrylic and mixed media on canvas
Credit Line: 
Gift of Lola Saenz
Object Number: 
2002.54
Gallery Label: 
Lola Saenz painted "911 Broken Heart" the night of September 11, 2001 when she found she couldn't sleep. During the vigil held at Union Square during the next few days, she hung it on a fence and talked with people who passed by.
Date Begin: 
0
Date End: 
2001
eMuseum Object ID: 
45211
Due to ongoing research, information about this object is subject to change.

Mrs. Marshall O. Roberts (1827-1874)

Classification: 
Date: 
ca. 1850
Medium: 
Oil on canvas on panel
Dimensions: 
canvas: 91 1/2 x 66 in. (232.4 x 167.6 cm) frame: 96 1/2 x 71 1/8 in. ( 245.1 x 180.7 cm )
Description: 
Credit Line: 
Gift of the Ladies' Christian Union
Object Number: 
2001.129
Marks: 
Signed at right on base of statue: "D. Huntington"
Date Begin: 
0
Date End: 
1850
eMuseum Object ID: 
44893
Due to ongoing research, information about this object is subject to change.

Fountain in Central Park

Classification: 
Date: 
ca. 1950
Medium: 
Oil on canvas
Dimensions: 
Overall: 16 x 31 in. ( 40.6 x 78.7 cm ) with frame: 19 1/2 x 34 1/2 in. ( 49.5 x 87.6 cm )
Credit Line: 
Gift of Nancy Green Karlins and Mark Thoman in memory of Mary Black
Object Number: 
2001.128
Date Begin: 
0
Date End: 
1950
eMuseum Object ID: 
44892
Due to ongoing research, information about this object is subject to change.

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