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Samuel Blachley Webb (1753-1807)

Classification: 
Date: 
ca. 1790
Medium: 
Oil on canvas
Dimensions: 
Overall: 24 1/4 x 20 1/4 in. ( 61.6 x 51.4 cm )
Credit Line: 
Gift of the New York Gallery of Fine Arts
Object Number: 
1858.73
Gallery Label: 
This portrait of Webb was painted when Trumbull was executing a great many likenesses of the men who had served in the Continental Army. These portraits were to be incorporated into his projected series of history paintings, which illustrated the major battles and the significant events that led to the independence of the Colonies.
Bibliography: 
Sizer, Theodore, The Works of Colonel John Trumbull: Artist of the American Revolution, New Haven and London: Yale University Press, 1967, pp. 31, 85. Catalogue of American Portraits in The New-York Historical Society, New Haven: Yale University Press, Vol. 2, 1974, pp. 871-3.
Date Begin: 
0
Date End: 
1790
eMuseum Object ID: 
43588
Due to ongoing research, information about this object is subject to change.

Mrs. Thomas Van Alstyne (b. 1695)

Classification: 
Date: 
1721
Medium: 
Oil on canvas
Dimensions: 
Overall: 39 1/4 x 30 in. ( 99.7 x 76.2 cm )
Credit Line: 
Gift of Brigadier General and Mrs. John Ross Delafield
Object Number: 
1930.7
Marks: 
inscription: lower right: "AEtatis. Sua / 26 / 1721"
Gallery Label: 
Maria Van Alen was the daughter of William and Marietje (Van Patten) Van Alen, and the granddaughter of Peter Van Alen, who owned a large tract of land at Kinderhook which he sold to Thomas Van Alstyne's father. She married Thomas Van Alstyne in 1718.
Date Begin: 
0
Date End: 
1721
eMuseum Object ID: 
43575
Due to ongoing research, information about this object is subject to change.

Thomas Van Alstyne (1688-1765)

Classification: 
Date: 
1721
Medium: 
Oil on canvas
Dimensions: 
Overall: 39 1/4 x 30 in. ( 99.7 x 76.2 cm )
Credit Line: 
Gift of Brigadier General and Mrs. John Ross Delafield
Object Number: 
1930.6
Marks: 
inscription: lower left: "AEtatis Sua: 33/1721" inscription: on back of canvas: "Thomas Van Alstyne of Kinderhook, N.Y. / Born 1688--Died 1765. Son of Lambert Van Alstyne"
Gallery Label: 
The first of the Van Alstynes in America was Jan Martense Van Alstyne who was in New Amsterdam as early as 1646; he acquired a large tract of land around Kinderhook, south of Albany. His son, Lambert Janse Van Alstyne, immigrated from Holland in 1665 and bought land adjoining his father's property. Thomas Van Alstyne, the son of Lambert Janse, inherited his father's lands when he was fifteen years old and became a prominent figure in the Dutch community of the upper Hudson.
Date Begin: 
0
Date End: 
1721
eMuseum Object ID: 
43574
Due to ongoing research, information about this object is subject to change.

Eugene Aaron Vail (ca. 1792-1843)

Classification: 
Date: 
ca. 1830
Medium: 
Oil on canvas
Dimensions: 
Overall: 29 x 23 1/2 in. ( 73.7 x 59.7 cm )
Credit Line: 
Bequest of Jacques de Bon
Object Number: 
1968.36
Gallery Label: 
The subject was born in Lorient, France, where his father, a New York merchant, was U.S. consul and commercial agent. He came to the U.S. in 1816, became a clerk in the Treasury Dept., and transferred later to the State Dept. After 1833 he moved with his wife and family to New York and about a year later returned to Paris to live there permanently. In addition to being an amateur miniaturist, he wrote books in French and English. His portrait was a gift to the Society from his grandson.
Date Begin: 
0
Date End: 
1830
eMuseum Object ID: 
43572
Due to ongoing research, information about this object is subject to change.

Robert W. G. Vail (1890-1966)

Classification: 
Date: 
1954
Medium: 
Oil on canvas
Dimensions: 
Overall: 50 x 40 in. ( 127 x 101.6 cm )
Credit Line: 
Purchase
Object Number: 
1954.37
Marks: 
signature and date: upper left: "DeWitt M. Lockman, N.A. / Feb. 1954"
Gallery Label: 
A native of Victor, N.Y., the subject graduated from Cornell University and from 1914 to 1920 was assistant in the reference dept. of the New York Public Library. Thereafter he was librarian at several state and local historical societies. In 1944 he became director of The New-York Historical Society, a position he held until his retirement in 1960. In this portrait, he is shown seated at his desk in his office at the Society.
Date Begin: 
0
Date End: 
1954
eMuseum Object ID: 
43573
Due to ongoing research, information about this object is subject to change.

John Payne

Classification: 
Date: 
ca. 1825
Medium: 
Oil on linen
Dimensions: 
Overall: 30 x 24 7/8 in. ( 76.2 x 63.2 cm )
Credit Line: 
Gift of Mr. F. S. Ellis
Object Number: 
1883.2
Date Begin: 
0
Date End: 
1825
eMuseum Object ID: 
43544
Due to ongoing research, information about this object is subject to change.

Anthony Wayne (1745-1796)

Classification: 
Date: 
ca. 1795
Medium: 
Oil on canvas
Dimensions: 
Overall: 30 x 24 1/2 in. ( 76.2 x 62.2 cm )
Credit Line: 
Gift of George Folsom
Object Number: 
1861.4
Gallery Label: 
In 1775 the subject, a native of Chester County, Pa., organized a regiment from local recruits and was commissioned a colonel in the Continental Army. Bold and courageous in battle, he was known as "Mad Anthony Wayne" for his daring maneuvers. He retired from the army in 1783 but in 1791 he was commissioned a major general by President George Washington. This portrait is apparently a replica of the original ordered by Wayne himself and later presented as a gift to Capt. George Warren Chapman.
Date Begin: 
0
Date End: 
1795
eMuseum Object ID: 
43539
Due to ongoing research, information about this object is subject to change.

John Watts (1749-1836)

Classification: 
Date: 
n.d.
Medium: 
Oil on linen
Dimensions: 
Overall: 34 1/8 x 27 1/8 in. ( 86.7 x 68.9 cm )
Credit Line: 
Gift of John Watts De Peyster
Object Number: 
1863.6
Gallery Label: 
John Watts, the son of John (1715-89) and Ann (De Lancey) Watts, was born in New York. He was the first president of New York City Hospital (1770-84), three times speaker of the New York Assembly, and a member of the U.S. Congress (1793-96). This portrait, a gift to the Society from his grandson, is based on an original by Henry Inman painted about 1830-35.
Date Begin: 
0
Date End: 
0
eMuseum Object ID: 
43536
Due to ongoing research, information about this object is subject to change.

John Jay Watson (1874-1939)

Classification: 
Date: 
1935
Medium: 
Oil on canvas
Dimensions: 
Overall: 44 x 34 in. ( 111.8 x 86.4 cm )
Credit Line: 
Bequest of Eliza J. Watson
Object Number: 
1957.254
Marks: 
signature and date: upper left: "Frank O. Salisbury / Jan. 1935" inscription: on back: "Mr. John J. Watson / Painted by Frank O. Salisbury / New York 1935"
Gallery Label: 
A native of Jamestown, R.I., Watson started his career in banking with the Industrial Trust Company in Providence. In 1901 he moved to New York where he became treasurer of United States Rubber; within a few years he was president of General Rubber Company; he was president of Lee Rubber and Tire Corporation by 1917.
Date Begin: 
0
Date End: 
1935
eMuseum Object ID: 
43535
Due to ongoing research, information about this object is subject to change.

Samuel Untermyer (1858-1940)

Classification: 
Date: 
1901
Medium: 
Oil on canvas
Dimensions: 
Framed: 55 1/4 × 45 1/2 × 7 1/4 in. (140.3 × 115.6 × 18.4 cm) Unframed: 40 1/4 × 30 1/4 in. (102.2 × 76.8 cm)
Credit Line: 
Gift of Irwin Untermyer, Alvin Untermyer, and Irene Meyers Richter
Object Number: 
1949.68
Marks: 
Signed and dated upper left: "Zorn 1901"
Gallery Label: 
The subject, a native of Lynchburg, Va., received his law degree from Columbia in 1878 and became a partner in Guggenheim and Untermyer, New York. He was a successful trial lawyer, corporation consultant, and advisor to the federal government. In addition, he served as vice-president of the American Jewish Congress and as president of the Non-Sectarian Anti-Nazi League to Champion Human Rights which was organized in Amsterdam in 1934. His home was Greystone, an estate on the Hudson River.
Date Begin: 
0
Date End: 
1901
eMuseum Object ID: 
43530
Due to ongoing research, information about this object is subject to change.

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