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Mrs. Hugh Lawson White (b. 1847)

Classification: 
Date: 
ca. 1830-35
Medium: 
Oil on canvas
Dimensions: 
Overall: 30 1/4 x 25 1/4 in. ( 76.8 x 64.1 cm )
Credit Line: 
Gift of Mrs. A. Cortlandt Van Rensselaer
Object Number: 
1921.5
Gallery Label: 
In November 1832, Mrs. Ann E. Peyton became the second wife of Judge Hugh Lawson White (1773-1840) of the Tennessee State Supreme Court and U.S. senator from 1825 to 1840. Before marrying Senator White she had lived in Washington, D.C., in which city Charles Bird King was one of the foremost portraitists.
Date Begin: 
0
Date End: 
1830
eMuseum Object ID: 
43703
Due to ongoing research, information about this object is subject to change.

Stephen Van Rensselaer (1764-1839)

Classification: 
Date: 
ca. 1825-30
Medium: 
Oil on canvas
Dimensions: 
Overall: 25 1/4 x 20 3/8 in. ( 64.1 x 51.8 cm )
Credit Line: 
Gift of Kiliaen Van Rensselaer V
Object Number: 
1944.296
Gallery Label: 
A descendant of the first patroon, Kiliaen Van Rensselaer, Stephen was the son of Stephen (1742-69) and Catherine (Livingston) Van Rensselaer. A Federalist, he served in the state assembly and the state senate, and was lieutenant governor from 1795-1801. From 1822 to 1829 he was a member of the U.S. House of Representatives. In 1824 he established a school at Troy, N.Y., which later became Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute. This portrait was a gift to the Society from his great-grandson.
Date Begin: 
0
Date End: 
1825
eMuseum Object ID: 
43700
Due to ongoing research, information about this object is subject to change.

Stephen Van Rensselaer (1707-1747)

Classification: 
Date: 
ca. 1730
Medium: 
Oil on canvas
Dimensions: 
Overall: 50 1/2 x 40 1/8 in. ( 128.3 x 101.9 cm )
Credit Line: 
Bequest of Waldron Phoenix Belknap, Jr.
Object Number: 
1950.241
Gallery Label: 
Stephen was the second son of Kiliaen and Maria (Van Cortlandt) Van Rensselaer. His marriage in 1729 to Elizabeth Groesbeek is recorded in the register of the Dutch Church at Albany. His older brother Jeremias who died unmarried in 1745 was the sixth patroon of Rensselaer Manor, and Stephen succeeded him. He in turn was succeeded by his son, Stephen (1742-69), the eighth patroon.
Date Begin: 
0
Date End: 
1730
eMuseum Object ID: 
43698
Due to ongoing research, information about this object is subject to change.

Jeremias Van Rensselaer, Jr. (1825-1866)

Classification: 
Date: 
ca. 1845-50
Medium: 
Oil on canvas
Dimensions: 
Overall: 24 1/2 x 19 3/4 in. ( 62.2 x 50.2 cm )
Credit Line: 
Gift of Mrs. A. Cortlandt Van Rensselaer
Object Number: 
1921.3
Marks: 
inscription: on back: "Jer'h Van Rensselaer / B 1824 D 1866 / Pt'd by Terry / Rome / A C Van R."
Gallery Label: 
The subject, a New York banker and stockbroker, was the son of Dr. Jeremias and Charlotte (Foster) Van Rensselaer. His portrait came to the Society through his daughter-in-law.
Date Begin: 
0
Date End: 
1845
eMuseum Object ID: 
43695
Due to ongoing research, information about this object is subject to change.

Mrs. John Van Nest (1811-1883)

Classification: 
Date: 
ca. 1840
Medium: 
Oil on canvas
Dimensions: 
Overall: 36 1/2 x 29 in. ( 92.7 x 73.7 cm )
Credit Line: 
Gift of the Estate of Mary Vanderpool Van Nest though Sarah H. Van Nest
Object Number: 
1939.274
Gallery Label: 
Elizabeth Leiper Janeway was the fourth child and first daughter born to the Rev. Jacob Jones Janeway and Martha Gray (Leiper) Janeway. Her father was a minister of the Presbyterian Church in Philadelphia for over thirty years, and later served as vice-president of Rutgers College. The subject married John Van Nest in 1834. The Van Nests had residences in New York and in Newark, Summit, and Glen Ridge, New Jersey. This portrait was a gift to the Society from the subject's granddaughter.
Date Begin: 
0
Date End: 
1840
eMuseum Object ID: 
43694
Due to ongoing research, information about this object is subject to change.

Abraham Van Nest, Jr. (1816-1841)

Classification: 
Date: 
ca. 1840
Medium: 
Oil on canvas
Dimensions: 
Overall: 30 x 25 in. ( 76.2 x 63.5 cm )
Credit Line: 
Gift of the Estate of Mary Vanderpool Van Nest through Sarah H. Van Nest
Object Number: 
1939.275
Gallery Label: 
The subject was the third son of Abraham and Margaret (Field) Van Nest and a descendant of Peter Pieterse Van Nest who immigrated to New Amsterdam from Utrecht, Holland, in 1647. Abraham Van Nest, Jr., was a member of the Volunteer Fire Department of New York. His portrait was a gift to the Society from the estate of his grandniece.
Date Begin: 
0
Date End: 
1840
eMuseum Object ID: 
43693
Due to ongoing research, information about this object is subject to change.

The Happy Burgher

Classification: 
Medium: 
Oil
Dimensions: 
Overall: 8 x 9 in. ( 20.3 x 22.9 cm )
Credit Line: 
The Durr Collection
Object Number: 
1882.92
Date Begin: 
0
Date End: 
0
eMuseum Object ID: 
43687
Due to ongoing research, information about this object is subject to change.

Portrait of a Young Man

Classification: 
Medium: 
Oil
Dimensions: 
Overall: 25 x 20 in. ( 63.5 x 50.8 cm )
Credit Line: 
Gift of Thomas Jefferson Bryan
Object Number: 
1867.126
Date Begin: 
0
Date End: 
0
eMuseum Object ID: 
43686
Due to ongoing research, information about this object is subject to change.

Prosper Montgomery Wetmore (1798-1876)

Classification: 
Date: 
ca. 1848-50
Medium: 
Oil on canvas
Dimensions: 
Overall: 30 1/4 x 25 in. ( 76.8 x 63.5 cm )
Credit Line: 
Gift of the American Art-Union
Object Number: 
1863.7
Gallery Label: 
The subject, a New York merchant and author, was the third president of the American Art-Union (1847-50), an organization that dispersed works of art to its membership by means of a lottery. When courts charged the Art-Union with violating the New York State anti-lottery statutes and ordered it to cease its activities, a number of its paintings and most of its records came to the Society. The subject was a member of the Society's executive committee from 1842 to 1848.
Date Begin: 
0
Date End: 
1848
eMuseum Object ID: 
43670
Due to ongoing research, information about this object is subject to change.

Isaac Augustus Wetherby (1819-1904)

Classification: 
Date: 
ca. 1860-65
Medium: 
Oil on paper
Dimensions: 
Overall: 26 3/4 x 21 in. ( 67.9 x 53.3 cm )
Credit Line: 
Gift of Carrie F. Wetherby
Object Number: 
1942.424
Gallery Label: 
Wetherby was born in Providence, Rhode Island, and began his career as a portraitist in Norway, Maine, about 1835. He lived and worked in Iowa City, Iowa, from around 1860 until his death. He was one of the first in the United States to take up the daguerreotype, and by 1841 he had his own equipment. He frequently painted portraits from daguerreotypes he had made of his sitters, which he may have done with this self-portrait, a gift to the Society from his daughter.
Date Begin: 
0
Date End: 
1860
eMuseum Object ID: 
43668
Due to ongoing research, information about this object is subject to change.

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