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Hudson River View

Classification: 
Date: 
1998
Credit Line: 
Gift of Gertrude Whitney Conner
Object Number: 
2001.8
Date Begin: 
0
Date End: 
1998
eMuseum Object ID: 
43416
Due to ongoing research, information about this object is subject to change.

William C. Rhinelander

Classification: 
Date: 
1844
Medium: 
Oil on linen
Dimensions: 
Overall: 44 5/8 x 36 1/8 in. ( 113.3 x 91.8 cm )
Credit Line: 
Gift of Mrs. Robert M. Donaldson
Object Number: 
1978.33
Marks: 
signature: lower right: "Robert Hinkley[sic?]"
Gallery Label: 
William C. Rhinelander (1790-1878) was the son William Rhinelander, original owner of Rhinelander Sugar House, headquarters of the family's business. This warehouse, which was built in 1763, stood at the corner of Rose and Duane Streets until its demolition in 1892. During the Revolution it was used by the British as a prison. The subject's wife, Mary Rogers Rhinelander, was the daugther of John Rogers, a prominent New York City landowner. Mr. and Mrs. Rhinelander were ancestors of the donor.
Date Begin: 
0
Date End: 
1844
eMuseum Object ID: 
43415
Due to ongoing research, information about this object is subject to change.

World Trade

Classification: 
Date: 
2000
Medium: 
Oil on wood
Dimensions: 
Overall: 35 x 3 x 7 in. ( 88.9 x 7.6 x 17.8 cm )
Credit Line: 
Gift of Kim Foster Gallery
Object Number: 
2001.7
Gallery Label: 
Since the mid-1990s, Antonio Petracca has been making paintings that bring the painted surface into "real" space, sometimes by using boxlike supports that protrude sculpturally from the wall, at other times displaying panels leaning on shelves or molding. His preferred subject matter has been urban architecture--often seen in skyline views, radically cropped with the surface blurred, presented on carefully constructed architectonic supports. Works from 2000 show views of the World Trade Center and Rockefeller Center. This subject matter, combined with the fact that Petracca is a longtime resident of Battery Park City, make his later paintings, all of the World Trade Center site post-9/11, seem both melancholic and sincere.
Date Begin: 
0
Date End: 
2000
eMuseum Object ID: 
43414
Due to ongoing research, information about this object is subject to change.

Mrs. Rutherford Stuyvesant (d. 1948)

Classification: 
Date: 
1903
Medium: 
Oil on linen
Dimensions: 
canvas: 46 1/2 x 35 1/2 in. ( 118.1 x 90.2 cm ) frame: 57 1/2 x 47 x 5 in. ( 146 x 119.4 x 12.7 cm )
Credit Line: 
Gift of Mr. Winthrop Rutherfurd
Object Number: 
1978.32
Marks: 
Signature and date: upper right: "Richard Heidl / 1903"
Gallery Label: 
The subject, a native of Alsace, was born Mathilde Gisele Elizabeth Lowenguth, and later became the Comptesse de Waesemaer. She was the second wife of Rutherfurd Stuyvesant (d. 1909), the donor's uncle; she married Mr. Stuyvesant on June 15, 1902. She married her second husband, Prince Alexandre de Caraman Chimay, on August 18, 1933.
Date Begin: 
0
Date End: 
1903
eMuseum Object ID: 
43413
Due to ongoing research, information about this object is subject to change.

The Apostle's Oak

Classification: 
Date: 
1844
Medium: 
Oil on wood panel
Dimensions: 
Overall: 17 x 14 1/8 in. ( 43.2 x 35.9 cm )
Credit Line: 
Gift of Charles E. Dunlap
Object Number: 
1947.494
Marks: 
signature and date: lower right: "G. Harvey / 1844" inscription: on reverse (in paint): "The Oak under which the / Apostle Eliot / Preached to the Indians / near Boston / by G. Harvey" inscription: on reverse (in pencil): "[?] Hill"
Gallery Label: 
The great white oak depicted by Harvey stood in the Waban section of Newton, Mass., on the south side of the Charles River in close proximity to the ancient Indian village site at Nonantum (now Newton). Here in 1646 John Eliot (1604-90), "Apostle to the Indians," preached to the locals at the lodge of their chieftain, Waban. Because of the numerous religious meetings which took place beneath its branches, the tree became known as "The Apostle's Oak."
Date Begin: 
0
Date End: 
1844
eMuseum Object ID: 
43412
Due to ongoing research, information about this object is subject to change.

Johnston Livingston

Classification: 
Date: 
19th century
Medium: 
Oil on linen
Dimensions: 
Overall: 51 1/8 x 38 5/8 in. ( 129.9 x 98.1 cm )
Credit Line: 
Gift of Mrs. E. Cuyler Hammond, Mrs. O. D. Filley, Mr. T. J. L. Redmond, and Mr. J. W. Redmond
Object Number: 
1976.33
Marks: 
signature: mid-left side: "J. FERRY"
Gallery Label: 
The donors purchased this painting at an auction of the property of Mrs. William H. Osborn, held in Tivoli, New York, in 1976.
Date Begin: 
0
Date End: 
0
eMuseum Object ID: 
43410
Due to ongoing research, information about this object is subject to change.

Trailers (Gowanus Canal from the 3rd Street Bridge)

Classification: 
Date: 
2000
Medium: 
Oil on canvas
Dimensions: 
Frame: 13 5/8 x 15 3/4 x 1 1/4 in. ( 34.6 x 40 x 3.2 cm ) Image (viewable): 9 1/2 x 11 3/4 in. (24.1 x 29.8 cm)
Description: 
View of Gowanus Canal in Brooklyn with box-like structures with windows ("trailers") visible along the bank at the left; water tower in middle distance at the right with gray silhouettes of highrise buildings in the background.
Credit Line: 
Gift of the artist
Object Number: 
2000.890
Marks: 
signature: lower left: "EVANS" and lower right: "CATO" inscription: on back of canvas: "'TRAILERS', MARCH 25, 2000 / (3RD ST BRIDGE, GOWANUS / CANAL, BROOKLYN, NY) / NICHOLAS EVANS-CATO / 10 x 12"
Gallery Label: 
The Gowanus Canal was built in the 1840s to encourage the industrial development that eventually lined its banks, and was critical to the residential and commercial development of Red Hook. The canal, which was heavily polluted for over a hundred years, has recently been cleaned up, and the old industrial buildings have been reclaimed by artists who have established both homes and studios in what were once rundown, neglected structures.
Date Begin: 
0
Date End: 
2000
eMuseum Object ID: 
43407
Due to ongoing research, information about this object is subject to change.

George Washington (1732-1799)

Collections: 
Classification: 
Is owned by NYHS: 
Yes
Highlight: 
Display this item in the highlights
Date: 
1835
Medium: 
Oil on canvas
Dimensions: 
Overall: 30 x 25 1/4 in. ( 76.2 x 64.1 cm ) Framed: 42 1/4 × 37 1/2 × 6 3/4 in. (107.3 × 95.3 × 17.1 cm)
Credit Line: 
Gift of The New-York Gallery of the Fine Arts
Object Number: 
1858.32
Provenance: 
Luman Reed, d. 1836; Mrs. Luman Reed, New York, 1836-44; New-York Gallery of the Fine Arts, 1844-58.
Bibliography: 
Morris, G. P., ed., "National Portrait Gallery: The Presidents of the United States," The New-York Mirror, A Weekly Journal, Devoted to Literature and the Fine Arts, Vol. XII, August 9, 1834, p. 41. Catalogue: Descriptive, Biographical, and Historical of the Exhibition of Select Paintings, by Modern Artists, Principally American, and Living, Under the Direction of a Committee of Amateurs, the Paintings Borrowed for this Particular Purpose from Friends to the Arts at the Stuyvesant Institute, Open until the Fifth of January, 1839, New York: G. P. Scott, 1838, p. 10. "World of Science and Art: The New-York Gallery of the Fine Arts," The New World, April 6, 1844, pp. 441-2. Tuckerman, Henry T., Book of the Artists, American Artist Life, Comprising Biographical and Critical Sketches of American Artists: Preceded by an Historical Account of the Rise and Progress of Art in America, New York: P. Putnam & Son, 1867, p. 621. Durand, John, The Life and Times of Asher B. Durand, (New York: Charles Scribner's Sons, 1894; Reprint, Hensonville, NY: Black Dome Press, 2007), p. 106-15. "Pictures by Durand," The New York Times, April 26, 1903, p. 34. Barck, Dorothy C., "Washingtoniana of the New-York Historical Society," The New-York Historical Society Quarterly Bulletin, Vol. XV, No. 4, January 1932, pp. 111-49. Lawall, David B., Asher Brown Durand: His Art and Art Theory in Relation to his Times, Submitted to Princeton University in Partial Fulfillment of the Requirements for the Degree of Doctor of Philosophy, March 1966, pp. 63, 140, 149-52, 159-62, 192-4, 610, 614, 616, 620. Catalogue of American Portraits in The New-York Historical Society, New Haven: Yale University Press, 1974, Vol. 2, p. 859. Foshay, Ella M., Luman Reed's Picture Gallery: Pioneer Collection of American Art, New York: Harry N. Abrams, Inc., 1990, pp. 19, 30-1, 46-8, 61-2, 84, 141-5, 200, 204-5, 209. Lyons, Maura, William Dunlap and the Construction of an American Art History, Amherst & Boston: University of Massachusetts Press, 2005, pp. 157-8. Lassiter, Barbara Babcock, American Wilderness: The Hudson River School of Painting, Garden City, NY: Doubleday & Company, Inc., 1977, pp. 36-7.
Date Begin: 
0
Date End: 
1835
eMuseum Object ID: 
43406
Due to ongoing research, information about this object is subject to change.

Unidentified girl

Classification: 
Date: 
ca. 1850
Medium: 
Oil on canvas (relined)
Dimensions: 
Overall: 36 1/4 x 28 3/4 in. ( 92.1 x 73 cm )
Credit Line: 
Purchase, The Watson Fund
Object Number: 
1966.59
Gallery Label: 
Concerning attribution, see Arabella Sparrow at AARFAC Small folk catalogue #49, p. 35.
Date Begin: 
0
Date End: 
1850
eMuseum Object ID: 
43368
Due to ongoing research, information about this object is subject to change.

Rachel Dongan (ca. 1724-1748)

Classification: 
Date: 
n.d.
Medium: 
Oil on canvas
Dimensions: 
Overall: 46 x 34 in. ( 116.8 x 86.4 cm )
Credit Line: 
Gift of Frederic De Peyster
Object Number: 
1882.174
Gallery Label: 
Rachel Dongan was the first wife of Colonel Thomas Dongan. Their portraits came from the Manor of Castletown, Staten Island, which was built by Governor Thomas Dongan (1634-1715). These pictures may be copies after unlocated 18th-century French originals.
Date Begin: 
0
Date End: 
0
eMuseum Object ID: 
43366
Due to ongoing research, information about this object is subject to change.

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