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Mrs. Jonathan Mayhew Wainwright (ca. 1870-1946)

Classification: 
Date: 
ca. 1890-95
Medium: 
Oil on canvas
Dimensions: 
Overall: 52 1/4 x 37 1/4 in. ( 132.7 x 94.6 cm )
Credit Line: 
Gift of the Estate of Colonel J. Mayhew Wainwright through Mrs. Philip L. Condict
Object Number: 
1946.195
Marks: 
signature: upper left: "Marie Constantin"
Gallery Label: 
Laura Wallace Buchanan was the daughter of James Armistead Buchanan, a lawyer of Baltimore, and Rosa (Parran) Buchanan. She became the wife of J. Mayhew Wainwright, a lawyer of New York, on November 23, 1892. Her husband, who attained the rank of colonel in the New York National Guard, served as assistant secretary of war under President Warren G. Harding.
Date Begin: 
0
Date End: 
1890
eMuseum Object ID: 
43113
Due to ongoing research, information about this object is subject to change.

Nathaniel Parker Willis (1806-1867)

Classification: 
Date: 
1833
Medium: 
Oil on canvas
Dimensions: 
Overall: 37 3/4 x 29 3/4 in. ( 95.9 x 75.6 cm )
Object Number: 
X.5
Gallery Label: 
A native of Portland, Maine, the subject eventually settled in New York where he pursued a literary career. In 1831 the editor of the New York "Mirror" sent him to tour Europe and write about his experiences. The letters, later collected in "Pencillings by the Way" (1844), made Willis a literary celebrity by the time he returned. This portrait was painted while Willis was traveling in Italy.
Date Begin: 
0
Date End: 
1833
eMuseum Object ID: 
43085
Due to ongoing research, information about this object is subject to change.

Peter Williams (1750-1823)

Collections: 
Classification: 
Date: 
ca. 1810-15
Medium: 
Oil on canvas
Dimensions: 
Overall: 25 x 20 1/4 in. ( 63.5 x 51.4 cm ) Frame: 30 1/4 x 25 1/8 x 1 7/8 in. (76.8 x 63.8 x 4.8 cm)
Credit Line: 
Source unknown
Object Number: 
X.173
Gallery Label: 
Williams, who was born a slave in New York, was an ardent Methodist and served as sexton of the John Street Methodist Church. He and his wife, née Mary Durham (1748-1821), were given their freedom in 1796 by the Methodist Society, and Williams subsequently operated a successful tobacconist shop on Liberty Street. He supported the establishment of the Zion Church for Negroes in 1801 and was one of the original trustees.
Date Begin: 
0
Date End: 
1810
eMuseum Object ID: 
43077
Due to ongoing research, information about this object is subject to change.

William Coventry Henry Waddell and Family

Classification: 
Date: 
1852
Medium: 
Oil on canvas
Dimensions: 
Overall: 24 3/4 x 37 3/8 in. ( 62.9 x 94.9 cm )
Credit Line: 
Gift of Alice Waddell Smith
Object Number: 
1956.24
Gallery Label: 
William Coventry Henry Waddell is pictured in this group portrait with his second wife, née Charlotte Augusta Southwick, and their three young children, William (b.1843), Anne (b. 1847), and Ida (b. 1845); Alice (b. 1834), his daughter by first wife, reclines on the grass at the lower right. In the background is the "Waddell Villa," a splendid house designed by Alexander Jackson Davis which stood on the corner of Fifth Avenue and 37th Street.
Date Begin: 
0
Date End: 
1852
eMuseum Object ID: 
43075
Due to ongoing research, information about this object is subject to change.

William Coventry Henry Waddell (1802-1884)

Classification: 
Date: 
ca. 1845-50
Medium: 
Oil on canvas
Dimensions: 
Overall: 36 x 29 in. ( 91.4 x 73.7 cm )
Credit Line: 
Gift of Alice Waddell Smith
Object Number: 
1956.25
Marks: 
inscription: on letter in subject's hand: "Wm. Coventry"
Gallery Label: 
The subject was the son of Henry and Eliza (Daubeny) Waddell. The Coventry name is traced back in his mother's family to English peerage. He joined the administration of President Andrew Jackson as "financial agent" in the State Dept., and in 1832 was appointed U.S. marshal in New York.
Date Begin: 
0
Date End: 
1845
eMuseum Object ID: 
43074
Due to ongoing research, information about this object is subject to change.

Mrs. John Waddell (1716-1773)

Classification: 
Date: 
ca. 1750
Medium: 
Oil on canvas
Dimensions: 
Overall: 36 x 28 1/8 in. ( 91.4 x 71.4 cm )
Credit Line: 
Gift of Edmund B. Southwick
Object Number: 
1891.3
Gallery Label: 
Anne Kirten, the daughter of William and Ann (Hony) Kirten, was married to Captain John Waddell on November 30, 1736. She was the only woman mentioned in the document of incorporation of the New York Society Library, signed by King George III, and she became a trustee of that institution. After the death of her husband she was one of the wealthiest women in the province.
Date Begin: 
0
Date End: 
1750
eMuseum Object ID: 
43073
Due to ongoing research, information about this object is subject to change.

Captain John Waddell (1714-1762)

Classification: 
Date: 
ca. 1750
Medium: 
Oil on canvas
Dimensions: 
Overall: 36 × 28 in. (91.4 × 71.1 cm) Framed: 42 3/4 × 34 1/2 × 3 1/2 in. (108.6 × 87.6 × 8.9 cm)
Credit Line: 
Gift of Edmund B. Southwick
Object Number: 
1891.2
Gallery Label: 
The son of William Waddell and Mary Waddell of Edinburgh, Scotland, and Dover, England, was in America by 1736. He was at first a shipbuilder and owner and then a very prosperous merchant in New York. Captain Waddell was one of the original subscribers to the fund that established the New York Society Library. This portrait, which was painted soon after the artist arrived from England, is an example of the most fashionable art then practiced in the colony of New York.
Date Begin: 
0
Date End: 
1750
eMuseum Object ID: 
43072
Due to ongoing research, information about this object is subject to change.

Amerigo Vespucci (ca. 1454-1512)

Classification: 
Date: 
n.d.
Medium: 
Oil on canvas
Dimensions: 
Overall: 28 x 21 3/4 in. ( 71.1 x 55.2 cm )
Credit Line: 
Gift of Mary Madison McGuire
Object Number: 
1939.242
Marks: 
inscription: at top: "Americus Vespuccius"
Gallery Label: 
This portrait is a copy of an original painted by an unidentified 16th-century artist in the "Gallery of Famous Men" in the Uffizzi, Florence. It shows the navigator and explorer holding a rolled map of the western ocean.
Date Begin: 
0
Date End: 
0
eMuseum Object ID: 
43071
Due to ongoing research, information about this object is subject to change.

Samuel Verplanck, Sr. (1739-1820)

Classification: 
Date: 
1939
Medium: 
Oil on canvas
Dimensions: 
Overall: 30 x 25 in. ( 76.2 x 63.5 cm )
Credit Line: 
Gift of Mrs. Bayard Verplanck
Object Number: 
1957.99
Gallery Label: 
The subject was the second son of Gulian and Mary (Crommelin) Verplanck. A member of the first class of King's (Columbia) College, he graduated in 1758. He learned the banking business from his uncle, David Crommelin, in Amsterdam, then returned to New York to become a leader in the business life of the city. He was one of the twenty-four founders of the New York Chamber of Commerce in 1768. This portrait is based on an original painted by John Singleton Copley in New York in 1771.
Date Begin: 
0
Date End: 
1939
eMuseum Object ID: 
43068
Due to ongoing research, information about this object is subject to change.

Mrs. Samuel Verplanck, Jr. (1839-1894)

Classification: 
Date: 
n.d.
Medium: 
Oil on canvas board
Dimensions: 
Overall: 23 1/4 x 18 1/2 in. ( 59.1 x 47 cm )
Credit Line: 
Gift of Mrs. Bayard Verplanck
Object Number: 
1957.104
Marks: 
inscription: on back: "Anna Rodgers / wife of / Samuel Verplanck / by Henry Darley"
Gallery Label: 
Anna Schuchardt Rodgers was the daughter of Alexander Robertson Rodgers. She was the second wife of Samuel Verplanck, Jr. (1840-1911), a prosperous dairyman at Fishkill, New York. They were married on June 8, 1880.
Date Begin: 
0
Date End: 
0
eMuseum Object ID: 
43069
Due to ongoing research, information about this object is subject to change.

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