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Gulian Crommelin Verplanck (1786-1870)

Classification: 
Date: 
ca. 1830
Medium: 
Oil on canvas
Dimensions: 
Overall: 30 x 25 1/4 in. ( 76.2 x 64.1 cm )
Credit Line: 
Gift of Members of the Society
Object Number: 
1878.2
Marks: 
signature: lower right: "C. C. Ingham pinx't" inscription: on back: "C. C. Ingham. Pinx't New York"
Gallery Label: 
A native of New York, the subject was a descendant of Abraham Verplanck who immigrated to New Amsterdam about 1635. After graduating from Columbia in 1801 he studied law and established his practice in his native city. He was elected to the state assembly in 1820, 1821, and 1822, and to the U.S. House of Representatives in 1824. He remained active in politics until 1841 when he retired to the family estate at Fishkill. He was vice-president of N-YHS from 1868 until his death.
Bibliography: 
Wilson, James Grant, and Fiske, John, eds., Appletons' Cyclopaedia of American Biography, New York: D. Appleton and Company, 1887, Vol. III, p. 349. Catalogue of the Museum and Gallery of Art of The New-York Historical Society, New York: The New-York Historical Society, 1903, p. 64. Champlin, John Denison, Jr., ed., Cyclopedia of Painters and Paintings, New York: Charles Scribner's Sons, Vol. II, p. 314. Catalogue of the Gallery of Art of The New-York Historical Society, New York: The New-York Historical Society, 1915, p. 30. Morgan, John Hill, Early American Painters: Illustrated by Examples in the Collection of The New-York Historical Society, New York: The New-York Historical Society, 1921, p. 112. Kelby, William, Notes on American Artists 1754-1820, New York: The New-York Historical Society, 1922, p. 70. Heymsfeld, Ralph Taft, "The New York Athenaeum," The New-York Historical Society Quartely Bulletin, April, 1927, Vol. XI, No. 1, pp. 3-16. Catalogue of American Portraits in the New-York Historical Society, Vol. 1. New Haven: Yale University Press, 1941, pp. 323-4. Dickson, Harold E., John Wesley Jarvis, American Painter, 1780-1840, New York: The New-York Historical Society, 1949, p. 281. Jones, Charles W., "Knickerbocker Santa Claus," The New-York Historical Society Quarterly, October 1954, Vol. XXXVIII, No. 4, pp. 357-383. Hershkowitz, Leo, "The Native American Democratic Association in New York City, 1835-1836," The New-York Historical Society Quarterly, New York: The New-York Historical Society, January 1962, Vol. XLVI, No. 1, pp. 41-60. Luhrs, Kathleen, and Shadwell, Wendy J., "Portraits of New Yorkers," The New-York Historical Society Quarterly, New York: The New-York Historical Society, October 1975, Vol. LVIII, No. 4, pp. 257-79. Catalogue of American Portraits in the New-York Historical Society, no. 1768, Vol. 1, New Haven: Yale University Press, 1974, p. 842.
Date Begin: 
0
Date End: 
1830
eMuseum Object ID: 
43067
Due to ongoing research, information about this object is subject to change.

Samuel Garretson Verbryck (1761-1849)

Classification: 
Date: 
1840
Medium: 
Oil on canvas
Dimensions: 
Overall: 30 1/4 x 25 in. ( 76.8 x 63.5 cm )
Credit Line: 
Purchase
Object Number: 
1951.88
Marks: 
inscription: on stretcher: "Portrait of Samuel Ver Bryck / Tappan NY 1840"
Gallery Label: 
The subject was the son of the Rev. Samuel Verbryck (1721-84), minister of the Dutch Reformed Church of Tappan, New York, and Susanna (Van Der Linde) Verbryck. He was a soldier in the Continental Army, Supervisor of Orangetown, Rockland County, New York, and a member of the Committee of 1821 to revise the New York state constitution. The artist, his son, chose to spell his surname "Ver Bryck."
Date Begin: 
0
Date End: 
1840
eMuseum Object ID: 
43066
Due to ongoing research, information about this object is subject to change.

Mrs. Edward Lyman Short (ca. 1863-1923)

Classification: 
Date: 
1899
Medium: 
Oil on canvas
Dimensions: 
Framed: 47 3/8 × 39 1/8 × 2 3/4 in. (120.3 × 99.4 × 7 cm) Unframed: 41 3/4 × 33 3/4 in. (106 × 85.7 cm)
Credit Line: 
Gift of Mrs. Charles H. Jones and Livingston Lyman Short
Object Number: 
1946.168
Marks: 
Signed and dated lower left: "R. Madrazo / ’99"
Gallery Label: 
Anna Livingston Petit was the elder daughter of John Jules Petit and Cornelia De Peyster (Livingston) Petit of New York. She married Edward Lyman Short (ca. 1855-1905), a lawyer specializing in railroad and insurance litigation. Her portrait was a gift to the Society from her children, Anna Livingston Short (Mrs. Charles Herbert Jones) and Livingston Lyman Short.
Date Begin: 
0
Date End: 
1899
eMuseum Object ID: 
43006
Due to ongoing research, information about this object is subject to change.

Mrs. Adiel Sherwood, Jr. (1806-1883)

Classification: 
Date: 
ca. 1835
Medium: 
Oil on canvas
Dimensions: 
Overall: 28 x 24 in. ( 71.1 x 61 cm )
Credit Line: 
Purchase, The Louis Durr Fund
Object Number: 
1942.199
Marks: 
inscription: on back: "Mrs. A Sherwood / J. P. S. pinx."
Gallery Label: 
Emma Heriot, eldest daughter of Roger Heriot, a native of Edinburgh, and Catherine (Booth) Heriot, a native of London, was born in Charleston, South Carolina. She married the Rev. Adiel Sherwood on May 6, 1824.
Date Begin: 
0
Date End: 
1835
eMuseum Object ID: 
43002
Due to ongoing research, information about this object is subject to change.

Nicholas Philip Trist (1800-1874)

Classification: 
Date: 
1852
Medium: 
Oil on canvas
Dimensions: 
Overall: 30 1/4 x 25 1/4 in. ( 76.8 x 64.1 cm )
Credit Line: 
Gift of Eugenia C. Pratt
Object Number: 
1884.2
Marks: 
label: on back: "Portrait of / N. P. Trist Esq. / R. M. Pratt / 486 Broadway"
Gallery Label: 
A native of Charlottesville, Va., Trist entered the law office of Thomas Jefferson, and later married his granddaughter. After being admitted to the bar, he bcame private secretary to President Andrew Jackson in 1829. He was named U.S. consul at Havana in 1833 and afterward served as chief clerk in the State Department. He ended his days as postmaster of Alexandria, Va. His portrait was a gift to the Society from the daughter of the artist.
Date Begin: 
0
Date End: 
1852
eMuseum Object ID: 
42945
Due to ongoing research, information about this object is subject to change.

Thomas Townsend Sherman (1853-1931)

Classification: 
Date: 
1927
Medium: 
Oil on canvas
Dimensions: 
Overall: 30 x 25 in. ( 76.2 x 63.5 cm )
Credit Line: 
Gift of Mrs. Arthur Talbot
Object Number: 
1957.70
Marks: 
signature: upper left: "T. Casilear Cole" inscription: on back: "Painted by Thomas Casilear Cole, 1927"
Gallery Label: 
The subject, a native of London, graduated from Yale in 1874, studied law at Columbia, and was admitted to the bar in 1876. He began his practice in New York and became a partner in the firm of Evarts, Choate, Sherman, and Leon. He was a life member of The New-York Historical Society from 1911, a member of the executive committee from 1918, and domestic corresponding secretary from 1923 until his death. His portrait was a gift to the Society from his daughter.
Date Begin: 
0
Date End: 
1927
eMuseum Object ID: 
42912
Due to ongoing research, information about this object is subject to change.

Frank Dempster Sherman (1860-1916)

Classification: 
Date: 
1930
Medium: 
Oil on canvas
Dimensions: 
Overall: 36 x 30 in. ( 91.4 x 76.2 cm )
Credit Line: 
Gift of the Peekskill Military Academy
Object Number: 
1950.143
Marks: 
signature and date: lower right: "Morgan Hart / 1930"
Gallery Label: 
The subject, a poet, architect, genealogist, and mathematician, was a native of Peekskill, New York. He studied architecture at Columbia, and a year at Harvard was devoted to classical literature. In 1887 he joined the faculty of architecture at Columbia, and taught there the rest of his life. He also lectured on mathematics and wrote a monumental genealogy of the Sherman family in America. His writings include "The Poems of Frank Dempster Sherman," published in 1917.
Date Begin: 
0
Date End: 
1930
eMuseum Object ID: 
42911
Due to ongoing research, information about this object is subject to change.

Ellis Island in the Early 1900's

Classification: 
Date: 
1997
Medium: 
Oil on canvas
Dimensions: 
Overall: 24 x 30 in. ( 61 x 76.2 cm )
Credit Line: 
Gift of the artist, in memory of her son, Paul Schiffman
Object Number: 
2000.926
Gallery Label: 
Known for her naïvely rendered interpretations of people, events, and places drawn from memories of her childhood, Lillian Schiffman here reflects on her mother's recollections of New York when she arrived there as an immigrant at the outset of the 20th century. Employing artistic license in her historical recreation, Schiffman has altered the juxtaposition of Ellis Island, the Statue of Liberty, and the Manhattan skyline, reversing the Statue and the Island and bringing the skyline unrealistically close to both in an effort to make the expansive view more deeply personal than topographically accurate. Schiffman was a mature woman when she first enrolled at the Fabrizio Art Studio School run by Dino Fabrizio on the Upper East Side of Manhattan. She has exhibited her work at the Cornell Medical Library and Lever House.
Date Begin: 
0
Date End: 
1997
eMuseum Object ID: 
42874
Due to ongoing research, information about this object is subject to change.

William Tilghman (1756-1827)

Classification: 
Date: 
1841
Medium: 
Oil on canvas
Dimensions: 
Overall: 21 x 17 in. ( 53.3 x 43.2 cm )
Credit Line: 
Gift of Thomas Jefferson Bryan
Object Number: 
1867.317
Marks: 
signature and date: on stretcher: "Jo[n]es pinxt 1841"
Gallery Label: 
Tilghman, a distinguished jurist, was born in Talbot County, Maryland. He became chief justice of the Pennsylvania Supreme Court in 1806 and held that position until his death twenty-one years later. This portrait is one of several copies of an original by Rembrandt Peale. Thomas J. Bryan, the donor, acquired Jones's copy from the sale of the effects of the Peale Museum in 1854.
Date Begin: 
0
Date End: 
1841
eMuseum Object ID: 
42866
Due to ongoing research, information about this object is subject to change.

Charles Lewis Tiffany (1812-1902)

Classification: 
Date: 
1840
Medium: 
Oil on canvas
Dimensions: 
Overall: 29 3/4 x 25 in. ( 75.6 x 63.5 cm ) Frame: 32 3/4 x 27 3/4 in. (83.2 x 70.5 cm)
Credit Line: 
Gift of Mrs. Comfort Tiffany Gilder
Object Number: 
1948.393
Gallery Label: 
In 1837 Charles L. Tiffany and his friend John B. Young opened a notions store near New York City Hall. Their business prospered and developed until, in 1853, the firm became Tiffany and Company. Tiffany was a founder of the New York Society of Fine Arts, a patron of the Metropolitan Museum of Art, a trustee of the American Museum of Natural History, and a member of The New-York Historical Society. Charles L. Tiffany was the father of Louis Comfort Tiffany (1848-1933), the artist and glassmaker.
Date Begin: 
0
Date End: 
1840
eMuseum Object ID: 
42865
Due to ongoing research, information about this object is subject to change.

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