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Mrs. David West, Sr. (1743-1821)

Classification: 
Date: 
ca. 1795-1800
Medium: 
Oil on canvas
Dimensions: 
Overall: 29 3/8 x 25 1/4 in. ( 74.6 x 64.1 cm )
Credit Line: 
Gift of Mrs. Katharine Prentis Murphy
Object Number: 
1949.305
Marks: 
signature: in ruffle of right sleeve: "Gullager"
Gallery Label: 
Sarah Presbury was the daughter of John Presbury, a ship's carpenter of Boston. She married David West, Sr., on May 3, 1761, and was left a widow in 1779. She married her second husband, Joseph Callender, in 1799, and her third husband, Joshua Pico, in 1806.
Date Begin: 
0
Date End: 
1800
eMuseum Object ID: 
43667
Due to ongoing research, information about this object is subject to change.

Benjamin West (1738-1820)

Classification: 
Date: 
1766
Medium: 
Oil on canvas
Dimensions: 
Overall: 24 x 20 in. ( 61 x 50.8 cm )
Credit Line: 
Bequest of Catherine Augusta De Peyster
Object Number: 
1911.20
Marks: 
label: pasted on stretcher: "The portrait of Benjamin West, the celebrated / limner of Philadelphia, painted by his friend, Abraham Delanoy, junior, limner / A.D. 1766"
Gallery Label: 
West's studio in London was always open to his young countrymen who wished to pursue the career of artist. The first to arrive was Matthew Pratt, and the second was Abraham Delanoy, who spent the years 1766-67 in London under West's tutelage.
Date Begin: 
0
Date End: 
1766
eMuseum Object ID: 
43664
Due to ongoing research, information about this object is subject to change.

Francis Adrian Van Der Kemp (1752-1829)

Classification: 
Date: 
1787
Medium: 
Oil on canvas
Dimensions: 
Overall: 20 1/4 x 17 1/4 in. ( 51.4 x 43.8 cm )
Credit Line: 
Gift of Mrs. Charles S. Fairchild
Object Number: 
1922.5
Gallery Label: 
The subject was born in Kampen, the Netherlands, the son of John and Anna (Leydekker) Van der Kemp. He was ordained a minister at Leyden in 1776. This portrait was painted at the request of some of his friends while he was in prison in Utrecht in 1787. Banished from Holland because of his controversial political views, he brought his family to America in 1788. The portrait descended through the family to his granddaughter, Pauline E. Henry, from whom it was acquired by the donor.
Date Begin: 
0
Date End: 
1787
eMuseum Object ID: 
43660
Due to ongoing research, information about this object is subject to change.

Cornelius Vanderbilt (1843-1899)

Classification: 
Date: 
ca. 1885-1890
Medium: 
Oil on canvas
Dimensions: 
Overall: 30 x 25 in. ( 76.2 x 63.5 cm )
Credit Line: 
Gift of Louis Kirschenbaum
Object Number: 
1946.378
Gallery Label: 
The subject was born on Staten Island, the son of William Henry Vanderbilt and Maria Louisa (Kissam) Vanderbilt, and the grandson of his namesake, Commodore Cornelius Vanderbilt. He succeeded his father as head of the Vanderbilt railroad empire, becoming chairman of the board of the New York Central. He built a mansion on Fifth Avenue and another, The Breakers, at Newport, R.I.
Date Begin: 
0
Date End: 
1890
eMuseum Object ID: 
43659
Due to ongoing research, information about this object is subject to change.

Mrs. Cornelius Vanderbilt (1767-1854)

Classification: 
Date: 
ca. 1850
Medium: 
Oil on canvas
Dimensions: 
Overall: 36 x 28 in. ( 91.4 x 71.1 cm )
Credit Line: 
Gift of A.D. Ayrault
Object Number: 
1953.324
Gallery Label: 
Phebe Hand married Cornelius Van der Bilt (later spelled Vanderbilt) (1764-1832) and lived on a farm near Port Richmond, Staten Island. Her fourth child, the second son, was Commodore Vanderbilt who founded the Vanderbilt fortune in the mid-19th century.
Date Begin: 
0
Date End: 
1850
eMuseum Object ID: 
43658
Due to ongoing research, information about this object is subject to change.

Mrs. Rip Van Dam (1662-1736)

Classification: 
Date: 
ca. 1710
Medium: 
Oil on canvas lined to wood panel
Dimensions: 
Overall: 30 1/4 x 25 1/4 in. ( 76.8 x 64.1 cm )
Description: 
N-YHS Museum Collection
Credit Line: 
Gift of Mrs. Emily Verplanck Goodwin
Object Number: 
1862.2
Gallery Label: 
Sarah van der Spiegel was married to Rip Van Dam on September 14, 1684. Her portrait was a gift to the Society from her great-great-granddaughter.
Bibliography: 
Morgan, John Hill, Early American Painters: Illustrated by Examples in the Collection of The New-York Historical Society, New York: New-York Historical Society, 1921, pp. 19-20, 38-9. Catalogue of American Portraits in The New-York Historical Society, New Haven: Yale University Press, Vol. II, 1974, pp. 757-8.
Date Begin: 
0
Date End: 
1710
eMuseum Object ID: 
43657
Due to ongoing research, information about this object is subject to change.

Rip Van Dam (ca. 1660-1749)

Classification: 
Date: 
ca. 1720
Medium: 
Oil on canvas lined to wood panel
Dimensions: 
Overall: 30 1/4 x 25 1/2 in. ( 76.8 x 64.8 cm )
Credit Line: 
Gift of Mrs. Emily Verplanck Goodwin
Object Number: 
1862.3
Gallery Label: 
Rip Van Dam, the son of Claas Ripse and Maria (Bords) Van Dam, was born in Fort Orange (Albany), New York. As a young man he became a merchant and a shipbuilder and a shipowner. When Lord Cornbury (see Edward Hyde) arrived in 1702 as governor of New York, Van Dam was named to the provincial council, a post he held for over thirty years. His portrait was a gift to the Society from his great-great-granddaughter.
Bibliography: 
Morgan, John Hill, Early American Painters: Illustrated by Examples in the Collection of The New-York Historical Society, New York: New-York Historical Society, 1921, pp. 19-20. Catalogue of American Portraits in The New-York Historical Society, New Haven: Yale University Press, Vol. II, 1974, p. 823.
Date Begin: 
0
Date End: 
1720
eMuseum Object ID: 
43656
Due to ongoing research, information about this object is subject to change.

Mrs. Pierre Van Cortlandt II (1774-1821)

Classification: 
Date: 
1815
Medium: 
Oil on canvas
Dimensions: 
Overall: 36 1/8 x 28 1/4 in. ( 91.8 x 71.8 cm )
Credit Line: 
Purchase
Object Number: 
1957.23
Gallery Label: 
Anne Stevenson was the daughter of John and Magdalena (Douw) Stevenson of Albany. She married Pierre Van Cortlandt II on May 10, 1813. According to Bolton and Cortelyou, biographers of the artist, Ezra Ames painted an original portrait of Anne Van Cortlandt for the subject's husband and a replica for another member of the family; both remained in the family until they were sold at auction in 1942. The Society owns the original portrait, but the location of the replica is unknown.
Date Begin: 
0
Date End: 
1815
eMuseum Object ID: 
43654
Due to ongoing research, information about this object is subject to change.

Pierre Van Cortlandt II (1762-1848)

Classification: 
Date: 
ca. 1830
Medium: 
Oil on canvas
Dimensions: 
Overall: 30 1/4 x 25 1/4 in. ( 76.8 x 64.1 cm )
Credit Line: 
Purchase, The Louis Durr Fund
Object Number: 
1913.1
Marks: 
signature: on back: "Wm. Collins Portrait Painter / No. 35 State Street Albany N.Y."
Gallery Label: 
The subject, the second son of Pierre (1721-1814) and Joanna (Livingston) Van Cortlandt, was born at Van Cortlandt Manor. After graduating from Queen's College (now Rutgers) in 1783 he studied law with Alexander Hamilton. He was elected to the state assembly in 1792, 1794, and 1795, and he was a U.S. congressman from Westchester County in 1811-12. An officer in the state militia, he served in both the Revolutionary War and the War of 1812.
Date Begin: 
0
Date End: 
1830
eMuseum Object ID: 
43653
Due to ongoing research, information about this object is subject to change.

General John Maunsell (1724/25?-1795)

Classification: 
Date: 
Late 18th century
Medium: 
Oil on canvas
Dimensions: 
Frame: 34 x 29 1/4 x 2 1/2 in. ( 86.4 x 74.3 x 6.4 cm ) Image (viewable): 26 1/2 x 21 1/2 in. (67.3 x 54.6 cm)
Description: 
Rectangular portrait with bust of male subject in costume of British military officer against solid black background.
Credit Line: 
Gift of Susan Gillotti in memory of Helen Elizabeth Crosby
Object Number: 
2000.107
Gallery Label: 
According to the donor, a descendant of the subject, Maunsell, a British officer born in Limerick, Ireland, married an American, Mrs. Wraxall (née Elizabeth Stillwell), in 1763, and the couple resided in Greenwich Village in a house belonging to Oliver De Lancey. The Maunsells returned to Ireland before the Revolution, but in 1784 they moved back to New York. Maunsell had property in Harlem, in the vicinity of 157th Street and St. Nicholas Avenue. Mrs. Maunsell lived there until 1815.
Date Begin: 
0
Date End: 
0
eMuseum Object ID: 
43650
Due to ongoing research, information about this object is subject to change.

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