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John Abeel Weekes, Jr., (1856-1939)

Classification: 
Date: 
1923
Medium: 
Oil on canvas
Dimensions: 
Overall: 50 x 37 3/4 in. ( 127 x 95.9 cm )
Credit Line: 
Painted from life for the Society
Object Number: 
1923.2
Marks: 
signature and date: lower right: "H. Hanatschek 1923"
Gallery Label: 
Weekes was born at Oyster Bay, Long Island, the son of John Abeel and Alice Howland (Delano) Weekes. His grandfather, Robert Doughty Weekes, was the first president of the New York Stock Exchange. After graduating from Yale and Columbia Law School the subject entered his father's firm of Weekes and De Forest. The firm was later known as Weekes Brothers, and the subject became the senior partner. He was the twenty-first president of The New-York Historical Society, serving from 1913-39.
Date Begin: 
0
Date End: 
1923
eMuseum Object ID: 
43629
Due to ongoing research, information about this object is subject to change.

Dominie Johannes Weeckstein (1638-1687)

Classification: 
Date: 
1674
Medium: 
Oil on canvas
Dimensions: 
Overall: 27 1/4 x 22 3/4 in. ( 69.2 x 57.8 cm )
Credit Line: 
Purchase, The Beekman Family Association Fund
Object Number: 
1950.6
Marks: 
signature and date: lower left: "M. Naiveu / 1674"
Gallery Label: 
The subject was a Latin teacher in Haarlem before he came to America in 1681 to assume the ministry of the Old Dutch Reformed Church at Kingston, N.Y., where he remained until his death. This likeness was painted in Holland and brought to America by him.
Date Begin: 
0
Date End: 
1674
eMuseum Object ID: 
43628
Due to ongoing research, information about this object is subject to change.

Daniel Webster (1782-1852)

Classification: 
Date: 
1842
Medium: 
Oil on canvas
Dimensions: 
Overall: 29 x 23 1/2 in. ( 73.7 x 59.7 cm )
Credit Line: 
.
Object Number: 
1888.1
Gallery Label: 
In 1842 Webster, as secretary of state, concluded the Webster-Ashburton Treaty with Great Britain, settling the dispute over the boundary of Maine and Canada. That year George P. A. Healy painted a portrait of Webster, who persuaded Lord Ashburton (see Alexander Baring) to pose for a companion portrait. The originals were probably destroyed in a fire that consumed the Webster home in 1878; the Society's portraits are replicas of those lost originals.
Date Begin: 
0
Date End: 
1842
eMuseum Object ID: 
43627
Due to ongoing research, information about this object is subject to change.

Daniel Webster (1782-1852)

Classification: 
Date: 
After 1830
Medium: 
Oil on canvas
Dimensions: 
Overall: 60 x 47 3/4 in. ( 152.4 x 121.3 cm )
Credit Line: 
Gift of Mary L. Delafield, Maturin L. Delafield, Rita D. Kip, Edward C. Delafield, Jr., and Mary D. Kramer
Object Number: 
1953.24
Marks: 
Label: Pasted on the back of the picture frame: "Portrait of Daniel Webster given to General Robert F. Stockton by him; left by him to his wife who left it to M. Taylor Pyne, who just before his death gave it to Margaretta S. Delafield. Portrait owned by
Gallery Label: 
Harding was in Washington, D.C., in 1830, painting a portrait of John C. Calhoun, when he witnessed the celebrated Hayne-Webster debate in the Senate. He had just finished his portrait of Chief Justice John Marshall for the Boston Athenaeum when that institution commissioned him to paint a full-length portrait of Webster. This was done and the next year the portrait was shown at the annual exhibition of the Athenaeum. The Society's three-quarter-length portrait is a replica of that original.
Date Begin: 
0
Date End: 
1830
eMuseum Object ID: 
43626
Due to ongoing research, information about this object is subject to change.

Daniel Webster (1782-1852)

Classification: 
Date: 
ca. 1852-60
Medium: 
Oil on canvas
Dimensions: 
Overall: 36 x 28 7/8 in. ( 91.4 x 73.3 cm )
Credit Line: 
Gift of William F. Laporte
Object Number: 
1950.217
Marks: 
signature: lower left: "J. G. Chandler"
Gallery Label: 
This portrait of the American statesman Daniel Webster is a copy of an original, dated 1852, at Dartmouth College in New Hampshire, Webster's alma mater.
Date Begin: 
0
Date End: 
1852
eMuseum Object ID: 
43624
Due to ongoing research, information about this object is subject to change.

Captain Thomas Webb (1724-1796)

Classification: 
Date: 
1793
Medium: 
Oil on parchment
Dimensions: 
Overall: 18 1/2 x 14 3/8 in. ( 47 x 36.5 cm )
Credit Line: 
Purchase, The Abbott-Lenox Fund
Object Number: 
1959.88
Marks: 
signature and date: on the pulpit: "L. Vaslet pinx / 1793" inscription: lower left: "AETt 68" inscription: lower center: "Capt. Webb / Preacher of the Gospel / in Bristol"
Gallery Label: 
Webb, a soldier and minister, was born in England and as a young man became an officer in the quartermaster corps of the British army. Later, under the powerful influence of the sermons of John Wesley, he became a militant Methodist. Wesley once described him as "all life and fire," and John Adams recorded that through his sermons he "reaches the imagination and touches the passions very well." He is represented in this portrait in the characteristic image of a zealous evangelist preacher.
Date Begin: 
0
Date End: 
1793
eMuseum Object ID: 
43623
Due to ongoing research, information about this object is subject to change.

Mrs. Johannes Van Brugh (b. 1673)

Classification: 
Date: 
ca. 1720
Medium: 
Oil on canvas
Dimensions: 
Overall: 45 1/2 x 36 3/8 in. ( 115.6 x 92.4 cm )
Credit Line: 
Gift of Duncan H. Sill
Object Number: 
1924.1
Gallery Label: 
Margaret Prevoost was the daughter of David and Tryntje (Laurens) Provoost. Her father was a successful merchant and in 1699 was mayor of New York. She married Johannes Van Brugh, a prominent New York merchant, on July 9, 1696. Her portrait was a gift to the Society from her four-times great-grandson.
Date Begin: 
0
Date End: 
1720
eMuseum Object ID: 
43621
Due to ongoing research, information about this object is subject to change.

Elizabeth van Brugh (1712-1753)

Classification: 
Date: 
ca. 1730
Medium: 
Oil on canvas
Dimensions: 
Overall: 45 1/2 x 36 3/8 in. ( 115.6 x 92.4 cm )
Credit Line: 
Gift of Dunkin H. Sill
Object Number: 
1924.5
Marks: 
label: pasted on back: "Elizabeth Van Brugh, Wife of Henry Van Rensselaer"
Gallery Label: 
The daughter of Johannes and Margaret (Provoost) Van Brugh was baptized in the Dutch Church in New York on March 26, 1712. Her father was a prosperous shipper and trader of New York City. On October 16, 1735, she became the first wife of her cousin, Henry Van Rensselaer. The couple lived with their seven sons and two daughters in Claverack, New York. The donor was the great-great-great-grandson of the subject.
Date Begin: 
0
Date End: 
1730
eMuseum Object ID: 
43620
Due to ongoing research, information about this object is subject to change.

Michael Murray Van Beuren (ca. 1802-1878)

Classification: 
Date: 
1829
Medium: 
Oil on canvas
Dimensions: 
Overall: 28 x 24 in. ( 71.1 x 61 cm )
Credit Line: 
Bequest of Cornelius Von Erden Mitchell
Object Number: 
1966.27
Marks: 
inscription: on back: "M. M. Van Beuren / AE27 / Elias V. Coe Paint'd / 1829"
Gallery Label: 
The subject was a member of an old New York family. His wife, née Mary Spingler Fonerden, was the granddaughter of one of New York's wealthiest citizens, Christopher Henry Spingler. Mrs. Van Beuren inherited her grandfather's property, and her husband took over the management of the estate. The Van Beurens had twenty-two acres of land on what is now Union Square, and lived at 21 West 14th Street.
Date Begin: 
0
Date End: 
1829
eMuseum Object ID: 
43614
Due to ongoing research, information about this object is subject to change.

Zachary Taylor (1784-1850)

Classification: 
Date: 
1849
Medium: 
Oil on canvas
Dimensions: 
Overall: 34 x 27 in. ( 86.4 x 68.6 cm )
Credit Line: 
Bequest of Cornelius Von Erden Mitchell
Object Number: 
1966.26
Gallery Label: 
In this half-length portrait the subject is shown in military uniform, holding a scroll of paper in his right hand. The gold buttons on his blue coat bear the American eagle and the insignia of rank on his shoulder carries a single star. The artist based this likeness on either a daguerreotype portrait of Taylor of ca. 1848 or, more likely, Alexander Hay Ritchie's 1848 engraving of that daguerreotype.
Date Begin: 
0
Date End: 
1849
eMuseum Object ID: 
43613
Due to ongoing research, information about this object is subject to change.

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