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Colonel Thomas Dongan (1719-ca. 1765)

Classification: 
Date: 
n.d.
Medium: 
Oil on canvas
Dimensions: 
Overall: 45 3/4 x 34 1/2 in. ( 116.2 x 87.6 cm )
Credit Line: 
Gift of Frederic De Peyster
Object Number: 
1882.173
Gallery Label: 
This portrait and its companion 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. (The game bird held by the subject in this portrait has been identified as a red-legged partridge, or Alectoris rufa, a native of south European ranges, specifically the Pyrenees.)
Date Begin: 
0
Date End: 
0
eMuseum Object ID: 
43365
Due to ongoing research, information about this object is subject to change.

Unidentified man

Classification: 
Date: 
ca. 1840
Medium: 
Oil on wood panel
Dimensions: 
Overall: 14 1/8 x 11 3/4 in. ( 35.9 x 29.8 cm )
Credit Line: 
Gift of Mrs. Charles Messer Stow
Object Number: 
1944.115
Gallery Label: 
The dealer from whom the donor acquired this painting stated that the subject was a builder of, and carpenter on, the ship "Mechanics Own." This vessel was a clipper ship built in 1849 at the Bishop and Simonson shipyard at 193 Lewis Street, New York.
Date Begin: 
0
Date End: 
1840
eMuseum Object ID: 
43364
Due to ongoing research, information about this object is subject to change.

Unidentified naval officer

Classification: 
Date: 
ca. 1815
Medium: 
Oil on canvas
Dimensions: 
Overall: 29 3/4 x 25 in. ( 75.6 x 63.5 cm )
Credit Line: 
Gift of the Heirs of Hall Park McCullough
Object Number: 
1971.117
Gallery Label: 
The unidentified subject was a naval officer--probably a lieutenant--during the War of 1812. The portrait is attributed to Rembrandt Peale on the basis of comparison to other War of 1812 naval portraits by the artist in the Society's collection.
Date Begin: 
0
Date End: 
1815
eMuseum Object ID: 
43362
Due to ongoing research, information about this object is subject to change.

Unidentified man

Classification: 
Date: 
ca. 1810-20
Medium: 
Oil on canvas
Dimensions: 
Overall: 24 x 20 in. ( 61 x 50.8 cm )
Object Number: 
X.163
Date Begin: 
0
Date End: 
1810
eMuseum Object ID: 
43361
Due to ongoing research, information about this object is subject to change.

Unidentified man

Classification: 
Date: 
1846
Medium: 
Oil on canvas
Dimensions: 
Overall: 34 1/4 x 27 in. ( 87 x 68.6 cm )
Object Number: 
X.119
Marks: 
inscription: on back: "Painted by Miller & Hillyer / New York / 1846"
Gallery Label: 
Miller and Hillyer were partners in a miniature and portrait studio in New York, 1846-58, and were then joined for two years by Stephen Krauss. After 1862 the partners gave up portrait painting and turned to photography.
Date Begin: 
0
Date End: 
1846
eMuseum Object ID: 
43358
Due to ongoing research, information about this object is subject to change.

Unidentified Gentleman with Violin

Classification: 
Date: 
ca. 1720
Medium: 
Oil on canvas
Dimensions: 
Overall: 14 3/8 x 10 3/4 in. ( 36.5 x 27.3 cm )
Credit Line: 
Gift of Waldron Phoenix Belknap, Jr.
Object Number: 
1948.73
Marks: 
signature: lower right: "J. Cooper"
Gallery Label: 
About a dozen paintings signed by J. Cooper have been found in America. This portrait is a key work in that it identifies the last name of the artist; most of the pictures assigned to him are signed with initials only.
Date Begin: 
0
Date End: 
1720
eMuseum Object ID: 
43355
Due to ongoing research, information about this object is subject to change.

George Zoritch (b. 1917)

Classification: 
Date: 
1940
Medium: 
Oil on canvas
Dimensions: 
Overall: 42 1/8 x 32 7/8 in. ( 107 x 83.5 cm )
Credit Line: 
Gift of Richard McCandless Gipson
Object Number: 
1943.227
Marks: 
signature and date: lower right: "Marc Perper '40"
Gallery Label: 
The subject was a Russian dancer, a member of the Ballet Russe de Monte Carlo when it toured the United States in 1940. He is represented in the costume of Eustace Tilley, a character in the ballet "The New Yorker," which was choreographed by Léonide Massine to music by George Gershwin. The ballet was a humorous work based on characters assembled from the pages of "The New Yorker" magazine.
Date Begin: 
0
Date End: 
1940
eMuseum Object ID: 
43324
Due to ongoing research, information about this object is subject to change.

John Christian Zimmerman (1786-1857)

Classification: 
Date: 
ca. 1845-50
Medium: 
Oil on linen
Dimensions: 
Overall: 36 x 28 3/4 in. ( 91.4 x 73 cm )
Credit Line: 
Gift of Agnes Zimmerman
Object Number: 
1948.392
Gallery Label: 
The subject, a native of Germany, was the founder of the commercial house of Zimmerman, Frazier and Co. of Buenos Aires, where he resided for some time. He was a life member of the American Geographical and Statistical Society of New York from its founding in 1852. He served as its third vice-president from 1852 to 1854. His portrait was a gift to the Society from his granddaughter.
Date Begin: 
0
Date End: 
1845
eMuseum Object ID: 
43323
Due to ongoing research, information about this object is subject to change.

George Albert Zabriskie (1868-1954)

Classification: 
Date: 
1941
Medium: 
Oil on canvas
Dimensions: 
Overall: 50 x 40 in. ( 127 x 101.6 cm )
Credit Line: 
Gift of George A. Zabriskie
Object Number: 
1941.924
Marks: 
signature: lower left: "Rittenberg" inscription: on back: "Geo. Albert Zabriskie / by / Henry R. Rittenberg / N.A. / October 1941"
Gallery Label: 
The subject was the son of John Albert and Martha Lyon (Knox) Zabriskie, and a descendent of Albert Zabriskie who came from Poland in 1662 to settle in New Amsterdam. He was associated with the Pillsbury Flour Mills Co. and served as a director of the Columbia Baking Co. He became a life member of The New-York Historical Society in 1920, was elected treasurer in 1929, and ten years later was chosen president, an office he held until 1947.
Date Begin: 
0
Date End: 
1941
eMuseum Object ID: 
43322
Due to ongoing research, information about this object is subject to change.

George Albert Zabriskie (1868-1954)

Classification: 
Date: 
ca. 1943
Medium: 
Oil on canvas
Dimensions: 
Overall: 36 x 30 in. ( 91.4 x 76.2 cm )
Object Number: 
X.226
Marks: 
signature: lower left: "Tully Filmus"
Gallery Label: 
The subject was the son of John Albert and Martha Lyon (Knox) Zabriskie, and a descendent of Albert Zabriskie who came from Poland in 1662 to settle in New Amsterdam. He was associated with the Pillsbury Flour Mills Co. and served as a director of the Columbia Baking Co. He became a life member of The New-York Historical Society in 1920, was elected treasurer in 1929, and ten years later was chosen president, an office he held until 1947.
Date Begin: 
0
Date End: 
1943
eMuseum Object ID: 
43321
Due to ongoing research, information about this object is subject to change.

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