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Cornelius Tiebout (ca. 1720-1785)

Classification: 
Date: 
n.d.
Medium: 
Oil on canvas
Dimensions: 
Overall: 50 x 40 in. ( 127 x 101.6 cm )
Credit Line: 
Gift of Mrs. John H. Coster
Object Number: 
1926.3
Gallery Label: 
The original portrait on which this copy was based was probably painted about 1760-65, most likely in New York. According to family tradition the original was damaged by bayonets during the Revolution, and sometime thereafter this copy was made. The subject is shown against a background that represents his home, Roxborough, which was located on what is now the corner of 18th Street and Park Avenue South.
Date Begin: 
0
Date End: 
0
eMuseum Object ID: 
42864
Due to ongoing research, information about this object is subject to change.

Mrs. John Thomson (ca. 1823-1882)

Classification: 
Date: 
ca. 1860
Medium: 
Oil on canvas
Dimensions: 
Overall: 34 x 27 in. ( 86.4 x 68.6 cm )
Credit Line: 
Gift of Bessie and May Carroll
Object Number: 
1966.52
Gallery Label: 
Jane Eliza Phyfe was the daughter of John Phyfe and Jane (McNeish) Phyfe, and a cousin of the noted New York cabinetmaker Duncan Phyfe. She married John Thomas, a New York dry goods merchant, on March 15, 1843. Her portrait was a gift to the Society from her granddaughters.
Date Begin: 
0
Date End: 
1860
eMuseum Object ID: 
42863
Due to ongoing research, information about this object is subject to change.

Mary Gardiner Thompson (1844-1935)

Classification: 
Date: 
1898
Medium: 
Oil on canvas
Dimensions: 
Framed: 40 1/2 × 35 3/4 × 2 1/2 in. (102.9 × 90.8 × 6.4 cm) Unframed: 30 × 25 in. (76.2 × 63.5 cm)
Credit Line: 
Bequest of Mary Gardiner Thompson
Object Number: 
1939.156
Marks: 
Signed and dated lower left: "D. Huntington 1898"
Gallery Label: 
The subject was the daughter of David and Sarah Diodati (Gardiner) Thompson and the granddaughter of Jonathan Thompson and of John Lion Gardiner, a descendant of Lion Gardiner who in 1639 settled what is now known as Gardiner's Island. Among Miss Thompson's many philanthropic interests was The New-York Historical Society.
Bibliography: 
Catalogue of American Portraits in The New-York Historical Society, New Haven: Yale University Press, Vol. 2, 1974, p. 796.
Date Begin: 
0
Date End: 
1898
eMuseum Object ID: 
42862
Due to ongoing research, information about this object is subject to change.

Catherine M. Thayer (1828-1912)

Classification: 
Date: 
1845
Medium: 
Oil on canvas
Dimensions: 
Overall: 32 1/2 x 25 in. ( 82.6 x 63.5 cm )
Credit Line: 
Gift of Carrie F. Wetherby
Object Number: 
1940.488
Gallery Label: 
Catherine M. Thayer, the daughter of William and Adeline (Woodard) Thayer, was married to Isaac Augustus Wetherby, the artist, in February of 1846. From 1835 to 1846 Wetherby had his studio in Boston, and it was probably there that he painted this portrait of the young woman he would later marry. The portrait was a gift to the Society from the couple's daughter.
Date Begin: 
0
Date End: 
1845
eMuseum Object ID: 
42858
Due to ongoing research, information about this object is subject to change.

Henry Ten Broeck (1754-1830)

Classification: 
Date: 
1814
Medium: 
Oil on canvas
Dimensions: 
Overall: 30 x 24 in. ( 76.2 x 61 cm )
Credit Line: 
Gift of Henry Ten Broeck Gamage
Object Number: 
1891.1
Marks: 
signature and date: on back: "Mr. Henry Ten Brook[sic] Aged 59 / Painted in the year 1814 / by J. Paradise / New York"
Gallery Label: 
The subject was a merchant of New York and in 1789 was elected one of the charter officers of the New York Manufacturing Society. His portrait was a gift to the Society from his grandson.
Date Begin: 
0
Date End: 
1814
eMuseum Object ID: 
42857
Due to ongoing research, information about this object is subject to change.

Samuel T. Shaw (1861-1945)

Classification: 
Date: 
ca. 1900-1910
Medium: 
Oil on wood panel
Dimensions: 
Overall: 30 x 20 in. ( 76.2 x 50.8 cm )
Credit Line: 
Gift of James E. Shaw
Object Number: 
1951.422
Marks: 
signature: upper left: "Charles Frederick Naegele"
Gallery Label: 
The subject was the son of James E. Shaw of New York, and was co-proprietor of the Grand Union Hotel at 42nd Street and Park Avenue for over thirty years. He was an art patron who not only collected paintings but also sponsored prizes awarded at the Salmagundi Club and the National Academy of Design. The Society owns the Samuel T. Shaw Memorial Collection which relates to the Grand Union Hotel, the Salmagundi Club, the Amateur Fencers League of America, and the New York Athletic Club.
Date Begin: 
0
Date End: 
1910
eMuseum Object ID: 
42828
Due to ongoing research, information about this object is subject to change.

William Shaler (ca. 1773-1833)

Classification: 
Date: 
ca. 1815-1820
Medium: 
Oil on canvas
Dimensions: 
Overall: 28 3/4 x 22 3/4 in. ( 73 x 57.8 cm )
Credit Line: 
Gift of Daniel P. Ingraham
Object Number: 
1874.3
Gallery Label: 
Shaler was born in Bridgeport, Conn., the son of Timothy and Sibbel (Warner) Shaler. Like his father, the subject became a sea captain and was engaged in trading enterprises with South America and the Pacific Islands. He was appointed American consul and agent for commerce at Havana in 1810, and various other diplomatic missions followed. This portrait may have been painted by an artist of French origin in Algiers, where Shaler served as consul general from the mid-1810s to the late 1820s.
Date Begin: 
0
Date End: 
1820
eMuseum Object ID: 
42827
Due to ongoing research, information about this object is subject to change.

Zachary Taylor (1784-1850)

Classification: 
Date: 
ca. 1847
Medium: 
Oil on canvas
Dimensions: 
Overall: 24 x 20 in. ( 61 x 50.8 cm )
Credit Line: 
Gift of Daniel Parish, Jr.
Object Number: 
1892.1
Gallery Label: 
Zachary Taylor, a native of Montebello, Virginia, was elected the twelfth president of the United States in 1848. He died in ofice and was succeeded by his vice-president, Millard Fillmore.
Date Begin: 
0
Date End: 
1847
eMuseum Object ID: 
42824
Due to ongoing research, information about this object is subject to change.

William Howard Taft (1857-1930)

Classification: 
Date: 
1912
Medium: 
Oil on canvas
Dimensions: 
Overall: 50 1/2 x 40 1/2 in. ( 128.3 x 102.9 cm )
Credit Line: 
Purchase, James B. Wilbur Fund
Object Number: 
1942.436
Marks: 
signature and date: lower right: "Halmi / White House 1912"
Gallery Label: 
This portrait of President Taft, the twenty-seventh president of the United States (1909-1912), was purchased from the widow of the artist. The Society owns several letters relating to this portrait written by Halmi and C. D. Hilles, secretary to the president.
Date Begin: 
0
Date End: 
1912
eMuseum Object ID: 
42822
Due to ongoing research, information about this object is subject to change.

George Henry Swords (ca. 1810-after 1880)

Classification: 
Date: 
ca. 1845
Medium: 
Oil on canvas
Dimensions: 
Overall: 30 x 24 3/4 in. ( 76.2 x 62.9 cm )
Credit Line: 
Gift of Mrs. William Voorhis Swords
Object Number: 
1952.347
Marks: 
inscription: on back: "George Henry Swords / son of / Thomas Swords / Painted 1845 / Age about / 35 years -Exhibited at / Crystal Palace"
Gallery Label: 
The subject was the son of Thomas Swords (ca. 1764-1843), bookseller and printer, and Mary (White) Swords of New York. By 1835 he was established as a merchant, his business being described by the New York City Directory as "hardware & patentee of porcelain door furniture, and agent for A. Meneely's bell foundry, Troy, N.Y." An inscription states that this portrait was exhibited at the Crystal Palace [New York, 1853], but this cannot be confirmed.
Date Begin: 
0
Date End: 
1845
eMuseum Object ID: 
42818
Due to ongoing research, information about this object is subject to change.

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