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Samuel B. Farnum (1810-1892)

Classification: 
Date: 
1855
Medium: 
Oil on linen (relined)
Dimensions: 
Overall: 35 3/8 x 28 1/8 in. ( 89.9 x 71.4 cm )
Credit Line: 
Bequest of Dr. Waldo B. Farnum
Object Number: 
1973.20
Date Begin: 
0
Date End: 
1855
eMuseum Object ID: 
43511
Due to ongoing research, information about this object is subject to change.

Daniel D. Tompkins (1774-1825)

Classification: 
Date: 
After 1817
Medium: 
Oil on linen
Dimensions: 
Overall: 49 5/8 x 38 in. ( 126 x 96.5 cm )
Credit Line: 
Bequest of Philip W. Tompkins
Object Number: 
1973.9
Gallery Label: 
The subject was an Associate Justice of the New York Supreme Court (1904-07) and Governor of New York from 1807 to 1817; he subsequently served two terms as Vice-President (1817-25). This unsigned work is apparently a replica of a portrait painted by Sully for a Dr. Gillespie. The original, which is dated 1817, was in the collection of The Brook, New York, at the time the Society acquired this portrait as a gift from the subject's great-grandson.
Date Begin: 
0
Date End: 
1817
eMuseum Object ID: 
43510
Due to ongoing research, information about this object is subject to change.

Henry Cruger (1739-1827)

Classification: 
Date: 
ca. 1775-90
Medium: 
Oil on linen
Dimensions: 
Overall: 30 1/16 x 25 in. ( 76.4 x 63.5 cm ) Frame: 38 1/4 x 33 1/4 x 3 3/4 in. (97.2 x 84.5 x 9.5 cm)
Credit Line: 
Gift of Mr. T. Oakley Rhinelander
Object Number: 
1976.68
Marks: 
inscription: on back of canvas: "From H. Cruger Oakley to his sister / M. O. Rhinelander - Afterwards to her son / T. J. Oakley Rhinelander"
Gallery Label: 
The subject was born in New York City, the son of Henry and Elizabeth (Harris) Cruger. His grandfather, John Cruger (1677-1744), was the first of the family to come to America, and served as mayor of New York (1739-1744). In 1757 Henry was sent by his father to the countinghouse in Bristol, England, then a rival of London in the American trade. After serving as mayor of Bristol and as a member of Parliament, he returned to New York around 1790. He was elected to the state senate in 1792.
Date Begin: 
0
Date End: 
1775
eMuseum Object ID: 
43509
Due to ongoing research, information about this object is subject to change.

Death Row, Harlem

Classification: 
Date: 
1997
Medium: 
Acrylic on canvas
Dimensions: 
Frame: 32 1/4 x 26 3/8 x 1 1/2 in. ( 81.9 x 67 x 3.8 cm ) Image (viewable): 29 1/2 x 23 3/4 in. (74.9 x 60.3 cm)
Description: 
New York City architectural view from elevated platform of MetroNorth 125th Street station; train track visible in foreground, parallel to lower edge of canvas; facade of narrow red-brick building with nine windows (three rows of three) and fire escape immediately behind platform on the left; empty lot behind platform on the right; beige, red, and light blue buildings in the background.
Credit Line: 
Purchase
Object Number: 
2000.892
Marks: 
signature and date: lower left: "M. WINNAT / (c) 1997" inscription: on back of canvas: "'DEATH ROW, HARLEM' / BY / MARC WINNAT / (c) 1997 MARC WINNAT / ALL RIGHTS RESERVED / WORLDWIDE / PAINTED / DEC. 1997 / NASHUA, N.H."
Gallery Label: 
According to the artist, the red-brick building and the one behind it have been torn down since this picture was painted.
Date Begin: 
0
Date End: 
1997
eMuseum Object ID: 
43506
Due to ongoing research, information about this object is subject to change.

Mrs. George Washington (1731-1802)

Classification: 
Date: 
1853
Medium: 
Oil on canvas
Dimensions: 
canvas: 36 x 29 in. ( 91.4 x 73.7 cm ) frame: 47 x 40 1/4 x 5 in. ( 119.4 x 102.2 x 12.7 cm )
Description: 
The details of the bonnet and dress are virtually identical to the 1795 portrait by the elder Peale, but the features have been softened slightly, perhaps under the influence of Gilbert Stuart's popular portrait of Martha Washington which Rembrant Peale certainly would have known from the original and subsequent replicas.
Credit Line: 
Bequest of Caroline Phelps Stokes
Object Number: 
1910.2
Gallery Label: 
Rembrandt Peale based this portrait, which was conceived as a companion to his own "porthole" portrait of Washington, on his father's 1795 likeness of Mrs. Washington (now in Independence Hall, Philadelphia). The Society's portrait is one of Rembrandt's later replicas.
Date Begin: 
0
Date End: 
1853
eMuseum Object ID: 
43501
Due to ongoing research, information about this object is subject to change.

George Washington (1732-1799)

Classification: 
Date: 
1791
Medium: 
Watercolor on marble
Dimensions: 
Overall: 12 3/4 x 10 1/2 in. ( 32.4 x 26.7 cm )
Credit Line: 
Gift of Dr. John E. Stillwell
Object Number: 
1929.35
Marks: 
inscription: on wood backing: "George Washington First President of the United States / Originally Painted by Archibald Robertson / From The Life Dec'r 1791 at Philadelphia"
Gallery Label: 
Robertson arrived in the United States from England in 1791, bringing with him a letter of introduction to President Washington from the Earl of Buchan. Washington gladly posed for the young painter. The inscription on the back of the Society's portrait suggests that this is the original from which Robertson made a number of copies.
Date Begin: 
0
Date End: 
1791
eMuseum Object ID: 
43497
Due to ongoing research, information about this object is subject to change.

George Washington (1732-1799)

Classification: 
Date: 
ca. 1850-1860
Medium: 
Reverse painting in enamel(?) on glass
Dimensions: 
Overall: 20 3/4 x 16 1/2 in. ( 52.7 x 41.9 cm )
Credit Line: 
Gift of Mrs. LeRoy E. Kimball
Object Number: 
1966.57
Gallery Label: 
Prior first copied Gilbert Stuart's portrait of Washington in the Boston Athenaeum in 1850. From this model he made many copies on glass, using the technique of enameling with which he had decorated mirrors and clocks as a young man in Bath, Maine.
Date Begin: 
0
Date End: 
1860
eMuseum Object ID: 
43496
Due to ongoing research, information about this object is subject to change.

George Washington (1732-1799)

Classification: 
Date: 
1853
Medium: 
Oil on canvas
Dimensions: 
canvas: 35 1/2 x 29 in. ( 90.2 x 73.7 cm ) frame: 47 1/4 x 40 1/2 x 4 1/2 in. (120 x 102.9 x 11.4 cm)
Credit Line: 
Bequest of Caroline Phelps Stokes
Object Number: 
1910.3
Gallery Label: 
In 1823 Rembrandt Peale announced that he, one of the few living artists who had painted Washington from life, would create a portrait of the subject that would surpass all others in its authenticity and expression. The result was what has become known as the "porthole" Washington, from the trompe-l'oeil stone frame that surrounds the bust. Peale launched a publicity campaign that evidently worked, for it is estimated that between seventy-five and eighty replicas were produced.
Bibliography: 
Peale, Rembrandt, "Reminiscences. The Person and Mien of Washington," The Crayon, Vol. III, 1856, pp. 100-1. Barck, Dorothy C., "Washingtoniana of the New York Historical Society," New-York Historical Society Quarterly Bulletin, 15, January 1932, pp. 126-30. Catalogue of American Portraits in The New-York Historical Society, New Haven: Yale University Press, Vol. 1, 1974, pp. 862-3. Miller, Lillian B., Rembrandt Peale 1778-1860: A Life in the Arts, Philadelphia: The Historical Society of Pennsylvania¸ 1985, pp. 32-3, 66-7, 86-91. Ward, David C., "The Portraiture of Charles Wilson Peale and Rembrandt Peale, 1822-27," American Art, Vol. 7, No. 1, Winter 1933, pp. 9-27. Bellion, Wendy, Citizen Spectator: Art Illusion, and Visual Perception in Early National America, Chapel Hill, NC, University of North Carolina Press, 2011, pp. 296-315.
Date Begin: 
0
Date End: 
1853
eMuseum Object ID: 
43495
Due to ongoing research, information about this object is subject to change.

Harry S. Truman (1884-1972)

Classification: 
Date: 
ca. 1945
Medium: 
Oil on canvas
Dimensions: 
Overall: 30 x 26 in. ( 76.2 x 66 cm )
Credit Line: 
Gift of the artist
Object Number: 
1947.150
Marks: 
signature: lower right: "Enit Kaufman"
Gallery Label: 
This portrait--one of the rare occasions when the artist worked in the medium of oil paints on canvas--represents President Truman, thirty-third president of the United States (1945-1952), in his office at the White House.
Date Begin: 
0
Date End: 
1945
eMuseum Object ID: 
43490
Due to ongoing research, information about this object is subject to change.

Mrs. Daniel Truman and Child

Classification: 
Date: 
ca. 1798-1810
Medium: 
Oil on canvas
Dimensions: 
Overall: 38 3/4 x 37 1/4 in. ( 98.4 x 94.6 cm ) Framed: 43 1/8 × 41 3/4 × 2 3/8 in. (109.5 × 106 × 6 cm)
Credit Line: 
Purchase
Object Number: 
1952.29
Gallery Label: 
The identity of both mother and child in this portrait is open to question since the mother may be either the first or second wife of Daniel Truman of New Haven, Connecticut. His first wife whom he married in 1792 was Amelia Thompson, daughter of Isaac Thompson of New Haven. She died in 1803. His second wife whom he married two years later was Mary Thompson (ca. 1772-1838), daughter of Joseph Thompson of New Haven.
Date Begin: 
0
Date End: 
1810
eMuseum Object ID: 
43489
Due to ongoing research, information about this object is subject to change.

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