Mrs. Wynant Van Zandt (1692-1772)

Classification: 
Date: 
ca. 1723
Medium: 
Oil on canvas
Dimensions: 
Overall: 44 x 34 in. ( 111.8 x 86.4 cm )
Credit Line: 
Bequest of Mrs. Robert B. Noyes
Object Number: 
1943.70
Gallery Label: 
Catharine Ten Eyck, the second wife of Wynant Van Zandt, was the daughter of Tobias and Elizabeth (Hegeman) Ten Eyck. According to family tradition the Society's portraits of the Van Zandts were originally full-length portraits, which at some point were cut down to their present size. Mrs. Van Zandt holds in her hand a tulip, said to have been grown from a bulb imported from Holland at a cost of $100. She is clearly a woman of substantial means by the standards of early 18th-century New York.
Date Begin: 
0
Date End: 
1723
eMuseum Object ID: 
43748
Due to ongoing research, information about this object is subject to change.

Wynant Van Zandt (1683-1757)

Classification: 
Date: 
ca. 1723
Medium: 
Oil on canvas
Dimensions: 
Overall: 44 x 34 in. ( 111.8 x 86.4 cm )
Credit Line: 
Bequest of Mrs. Robert B. Noyes
Object Number: 
1943.69
Gallery Label: 
The subject, a native of Albany, was the first child of Johannes and Margareta (Van der Poel) Van Zandt, who emigrated from Holland in 1681. According to family tradition the Society's portraits of Wynant and Catharine Van Zandt were originally full-length portraits, which at some point were cut down to their present size. Full-length portraits of the subjects were reportedly on exhibition at the Peale Museum at the time of the great fire in Philadelphia.
Date Begin: 
0
Date End: 
1723
eMuseum Object ID: 
43747
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Mrs. Thomas Van Zandt (1799-1876)

Classification: 
Date: 
1846
Medium: 
Oil on canvas
Dimensions: 
Overall: 36 1/4 x 29 3/8 in. ( 92.1 x 74.6 cm )
Credit Line: 
Gift of H. O. Milliken
Object Number: 
1943.115
Marks: 
Signed and dated: at lef:"T.T. Fowler/1846" Inscribed: on back:"Painted by/Trevor T. Fowler/1846"
Gallery Label: 
Louisa Julia Underhill was the younger of two daughters of Townsend Underhill and Elizabeth (Thompson) Underhill. She married Thomas Van Zandt (1794-1877) in July 1817. She lived with her husband and their fourteen children in Paris, France.
Date Begin: 
0
Date End: 
1846
eMuseum Object ID: 
43746
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Mrs. Peter Van Zandt (1771-1841)

Classification: 
Date: 
ca. 1835
Medium: 
Oil on canvas
Dimensions: 
Overall: 37 1/2 x 30 3/4 in. ( 95.2 x 78.1 cm )
Credit Line: 
Gift of Mrs. Edward Van Zandt Lane (Grace Maria Hustace)
Object Number: 
1945.87
Gallery Label: 
Sarah Ann Janeway was the daughter of George and Auftje (Ten Eyck) Janeway of New York City. Her father, a captain in the New York militia during the Revolution, was a man of substantial wealth and was a member of the Dutch Reformed Church. The subject married Peter Van Zandt (1764-1845), a prominent New York merchant, on January 16, 1791. They had ten children and lived at 135 Greene Street, in New York.
Date Begin: 
0
Date End: 
1835
eMuseum Object ID: 
43744
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Peter Van Zandt (1764-1845)

Classification: 
Date: 
ca. 1820-25
Medium: 
Oil on canvas
Dimensions: 
Overall: 34 x 27 in. ( 86.4 x 68.6 cm )
Credit Line: 
Gift of Mrs. Edward Van Zandt Lane (Grace Maria Hustace)
Object Number: 
1945.88
Gallery Label: 
The subject was the son of Peter Praa Van Zandt (1730-1812), a prominent New York merchant and a major in the Continental Army, and Sarah (Marschalk) Van Zandt. He lived with his wife, née Sarah Ann Janeway, and their ten children at 135 Greene Street, New York. This portrait may be a copy of an original by John Trumbull. It is not included in Theodore Sizer's "Checklist" in "The Works of Colonel John Trumbull" (1967).
Bibliography: 
Catalogue of American Portraits in The New-York Historical Society, New Haven: Yale University Press, Vol. 2, 1974, p. 836.
Date Begin: 
0
Date End: 
1820
eMuseum Object ID: 
43743
Due to ongoing research, information about this object is subject to change.

Peter Van Schaack (1747-1832)

Classification: 
Date: 
ca. 1820-40
Medium: 
Oil on wood panel
Dimensions: 
Overall: 28 x 24 in. ( 71.1 x 61 cm )
Credit Line: 
Gift of Frederic De Peyster
Object Number: 
1845.1
Marks: 
inscription: on back: "Peter Van. Schaack. L.L.D."
Gallery Label: 
Born at Kinderhook, N.Y., the subject was the fourth son of Cornelius and Lydia (Van Dyck) Van Schaack. After being admitted to the bar in 1769 he established a successful law practice in New York. He sought refuge in England during the Revolution, but returned in 1785, was given citizenship, and continued his law practice at Kinderhook. This portrait was copied from a lost original by John Trumbull of ca. 1820-24, or the engraving thereof.
Date Begin: 
0
Date End: 
1820
eMuseum Object ID: 
43741
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Mrs. Horatio Burt Williams (1870-1944)

Classification: 
Date: 
1946
Medium: 
Oil on canvas
Dimensions: 
Overall: 30 x 25 in. ( 76.2 x 63.5 cm )
Credit Line: 
Bequest of Dr. Horatio B. Williams
Object Number: 
1956.14
Marks: 
signature: lower left: "Carl Wuermer"
Gallery Label: 
Abby Prentice Schermerhorn, daughter of Louis and Hannah (Ricker) Schermerhorn, was married to Dr. Horatio B. Williams in 1905. This portrait was painted from a photograph two years after the subject's death.
Date Begin: 
0
Date End: 
1946
eMuseum Object ID: 
43712
Due to ongoing research, information about this object is subject to change.

Walt Whitman (1819-1892)

Classification: 
Date: 
1886
Medium: 
Oil on artboard
Dimensions: 
Overall: 12 x 19 1/4 in. ( 30.5 x 48.9 cm )
Credit Line: 
Gift of Albert Boni
Object Number: 
1972.28
Marks: 
inscription: on back: "Portrait of / Walt Whitman / Poet / Painted by / Wm. Kelly / 1886"
Gallery Label: 
The noted American poet was born in West Hills (now Huntington), Long Island, the son of Walter Whitman and Louisa (Van Velsor) Whitman. When he was four years old the family moved to Brooklyn. Whitman pursued a newspaper career and also taught school in rural Long Island. His slim volume of verse "Leaves of Grass," first published in 1855, was immediately acclaimed and has been described as the most influential single volume of verse in American literature.
Date Begin: 
0
Date End: 
1886
eMuseum Object ID: 
43709
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Charles Seymour Whitman (1868-1947)

Classification: 
Date: 
1933
Medium: 
Oil on canvas
Dimensions: 
Overall: 50 x 40 in. ( 127 x 101.6 cm )
Description: 
A portrait of Charles Seymour Whitman,the govenor of New York State (1915-1918) and Commissioner of the Port Authority of New York. The subject is sitting in an orange-red armchair in front of a background of undistinguished foliage. He is wearing a gray coat over a black suit and is looking forward, while thrmed slightly to the right. A gray fedora atop what appear to be gloves rests to his left.
Credit Line: 
Painted for the Society
Object Number: 
1933.14
Marks: 
signature and date: lower right: "DeWitt M. Lockman, N.A. / Nov. 1933"
Gallery Label: 
A native of Hanover, Conn., the subject was a descendant of John Whitman of Plymouth, England, who settled in Weymouth, Mass., in 1635. He studied law at New York University, was admitted to the bar in 1894, and commenced his practice in New York. He was appointed a city magistrate in 1904, and in 1909 he was elected district attorney for New York County. He was elected governor of the state in 1914. FURTHER RESEARCH WOULD REVEAL THE LENGTH OF HIS TENURE, ETC.
Date Begin: 
0
Date End: 
1933
eMuseum Object ID: 
43708
Due to ongoing research, information about this object is subject to change.

James Russell White (1862-1886)

Classification: 
Date: 
1886
Medium: 
Oil on canvas
Dimensions: 
Overall: 30 x 25 in. ( 76.2 x 63.5 cm )
Credit Line: 
Gift of Mrs. John Ross Delafield
Object Number: 
1941.643
Marks: 
signature and date: lower right: "D. Huntington 1886"
Gallery Label: 
The subject was the son of James Lloyd White and his wife, Margaret B. (Whitlock) White. His portrait was a gift to the Society from his cousin. This portrait was painted as a companion to the portrait of the subject's father.
Bibliography: 
Catalogue of American Portraits in The New-York Historical Society, New Haven: Yale University Press, Vol. 2, 1974, p. 887-8.
Date Begin: 
0
Date End: 
1886
eMuseum Object ID: 
43704
Due to ongoing research, information about this object is subject to change.

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