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Caleb Smith Woodhull (1792-1866)

Classification: 
Date: 
ca. 1845
Medium: 
Oil on canvas
Dimensions: 
Overall: 36 x 29 1/4 in. ( 91.4 x 74.3 cm )
Credit Line: 
Gift of Leslie A. Davis
Object Number: 
1947.432
Marks: 
signature: lower left: "C. Jarvis"
Gallery Label: 
The subject was the fourth son of Merritt Smith Woodhull and Mary (Davis) Woodhull. He was born in Miller's Place, Long Island, entered Yale in 1808 at fifteen, and graduated with honors in 1811. He studied law, served with the New York militia in the War of 1812 and was admitted to the bar in 1817. He was elected mayor of New York in 1849. His portrait was a gift to the Society from his grandson. The Society also owns a number of the family's papers.
Date Begin: 
0
Date End: 
1845
eMuseum Object ID: 
43188
Due to ongoing research, information about this object is subject to change.

Frank Spencer Witherbee

Classification: 
Date: 
1908
Medium: 
Oil on canvas
Dimensions: 
Overall: 44 7/8 x 34 in. ( 114 x 86.4 cm )
Credit Line: 
Gift of Mrs. Charles Duncan Miller
Object Number: 
1949.296
Marks: 
signature and date: lower right: "Thomas C. Corner / 1908"
Gallery Label: 
The subject was born at Port Henry, New York, the son of Jonathan and Charlotte (Spencer) Witherbee. Following his graduation from Yale in 1874 he became associated with the iron mines at Port Henry and rose to the office of president of Witherbee, Sherman and Company, an ore mining company. His portrait was a gift to the Society from his daughter.
Date Begin: 
0
Date End: 
1908
eMuseum Object ID: 
43181
Due to ongoing research, information about this object is subject to change.

Woodrow Wilson (1856-1924)

Classification: 
Date: 
1940
Medium: 
Oil on canvas
Dimensions: 
Overall: 30 x 25 in. ( 76.2 x 63.5 cm )
Credit Line: 
Gift of George A. Zabriskie
Object Number: 
1940.960
Marks: 
signature and date: upper right: "W. S. Conrow 1940"
Gallery Label: 
Wilson, the 28th president of the United States, was elected in 1912 and served for two terms. He attempted to maintain neutrality as Europe erupted into World War I, but in 1917 America entered the war. After the victory of the Allies Wilson advocated a League of Nations for Europe in which the U.S. would play a leading role; Senator Henry Cabot Lodge of Massachusetts, however, persuaded the Senate to vote against participation. Wilson was awarded the Nobel Peace Prize in 1919.
Date Begin: 
0
Date End: 
1940
eMuseum Object ID: 
43133
Due to ongoing research, information about this object is subject to change.

Mrs. George Wilson (1781-1853)

Classification: 
Date: 
ca. 1840-45
Medium: 
Oil on canvas
Dimensions: 
Overall: 30 x 24 3/4 in. ( 76.2 x 62.9 cm )
Credit Line: 
Bequest of Gerald F. Shepard
Object Number: 
1937.136
Gallery Label: 
The subject, née Jane Gale, married George Wilson, a prominent New York lawyer and son of Peter Wilson, on August 13, 1804. The couple lived at 24 John Street in New York City. This portrait of Mrs. Wilson was a gift to the Society from her great-grandson.
Date Begin: 
0
Date End: 
1840
eMuseum Object ID: 
43130
Due to ongoing research, information about this object is subject to change.

Peter Wilson, LL.D. (1746-1825)

Classification: 
Date: 
1902
Medium: 
Oil on canvas
Dimensions: 
Overall: 36 x 28 in. (91.4 x 71.1 cm)
Credit Line: 
Bequest of Gerald F. Shepard
Object Number: 
1937.134
Marks: 
signature and date: at right: "Maynard 1902 / After----"
Gallery Label: 
Wilson was born in Scotland, and studied at the University of Aberdeen. He immigrated to New York in 1763. A scholar of Greek and Latin, he taught at Columbia College from 1789-1792 and from 1797-1820, and served as acting president from 1800-1801. The original of this portrait by Samuel Waldo and William Jewett may have been painted in 1821 or early 1822, probably on the commission of Columbia College, which owns it.
Date Begin: 
0
Date End: 
1902
eMuseum Object ID: 
43131
Due to ongoing research, information about this object is subject to change.

William Walton (1731-1796)

Classification: 
Date: 
ca. 1760
Medium: 
Oil on canvas
Dimensions: 
Overall: 29 x 25 3/8 in. ( 73.7 x 64.5 cm )
Credit Line: 
Gift of Dr. William Walton Verplanck
Object Number: 
X.11
Gallery Label: 
The subject, the son of Jacob and Mary (Beekman) Walton, was born in New York and named after his uncle and his grandfather. He came from a family of wealthy merchants and shipbuilders and succeeded his uncle in the family enterprises. He added to the wealth and prestige of the family when he married the daughter of Lieutenant Governor James De Lancey, one of the foremost citizens of the colony. His portrait was a gift to the Society from his grandson.
Date Begin: 
0
Date End: 
1760
eMuseum Object ID: 
43121
Due to ongoing research, information about this object is subject to change.

William Walton (1706-1768)

Collections: 
Classification: 
Is owned by NYHS: 
Yes
Highlight: 
Display this item in the highlights
Date: 
ca. 1750
Medium: 
Oil on canvas
Dimensions: 
Overall: 50 x 40 in. ( 127 x 101.6 cm )
Credit Line: 
Bequest of Theodora M. Storm
Object Number: 
1902.3
Gallery Label: 
William Walton was the son of Captain William and Mary (Sandford) Walton. He followed his father into the shipping and mercantile business and became a prominent figure in the colony, serving as a member of the New York General Assembly (1751-58) and of the Governor's Council (1758-68). He was one of the founders and a trustee of the New York Society Library and a member of the Board of Trade from 1758 until his death.
Date Begin: 
0
Date End: 
1750
eMuseum Object ID: 
43120
Due to ongoing research, information about this object is subject to change.

John Wallis (1780-1854)

Classification: 
Date: 
ca. 1840-45
Medium: 
Oil on canvas
Dimensions: 
Overall: 30 x 25 in. ( 76.2 x 63.5 cm )
Credit Line: 
Gift of Mrs. Emma J. Brown
Object Number: 
1967.37
Gallery Label: 
The subject, whose father came to the United States as warrant officer aboard a British man-of-war during the Revolutionary War, was born in his parents' house on Liberty Street in New York City. He was admitted to the bar and practiced law at 52 John Street. The Society's portraits of Mr. and Mrs. John Wallis were probably executed at the same time as the pendant portraits of their son Alexander Hamilton Wallis and his wife, which are also in the Society's collection.
Date Begin: 
0
Date End: 
1840
eMuseum Object ID: 
43119
Due to ongoing research, information about this object is subject to change.

Alexander Hamilton Wallis (1818-1879)

Classification: 
Date: 
ca. 1840-45
Medium: 
Oil on canvas
Dimensions: 
Overall: 34 x 27 in. ( 86.4 x 68.6 cm )
Credit Line: 
Gift of Mrs. Harry K. Dodd
Object Number: 
1967.39
Gallery Label: 
The subject was the son of John and Mary Ann (Geib) Wallis. His father was a New York lawyer who lived on Liberty Street. He married his first cousin Elizabeth Geib and entered his father's law office. In 1846 he moved to Jersey City, practiced law, and became an alderman and president of the First National Bank. He was appointed collector of internal revenue by two presidents, Andrew Johnson and Ulysses S. Grant.
Date Begin: 
0
Date End: 
1840
eMuseum Object ID: 
43118
Due to ongoing research, information about this object is subject to change.

Alexander James Wall (1884-1944)

Classification: 
Date: 
1934
Medium: 
Oil on canvas
Dimensions: 
Overall: 50 x 40 in. ( 127 x 101.6 cm )
Credit Line: 
Painted for the Society
Object Number: 
1934.110
Marks: 
signature and date: upper right: "DeWitt M. Lockman N.A. / 1934"
Gallery Label: 
A native of New York, the subject began his career as a librarian in 1898. In 1917 he became editor of the Society's "Quarterly Bulletin," a post he held until 1936, serving concurrently from 1921 to 1937 as librarian. In the latter year he was named director and also secretary to the board of trustees.
Date Begin: 
0
Date End: 
1934
eMuseum Object ID: 
43115
Due to ongoing research, information about this object is subject to change.

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