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John Augustus Sutter (1803-1880)

Classification: 
Date: 
ca. 1855
Medium: 
Oil on canvas
Dimensions: 
Overall: 18 1/2 x 15 in. ( 47 x 38.1 cm )
Credit Line: 
Bequest of Rufus W. Griswold
Object Number: 
1857.3
Gallery Label: 
Sutter, a native of Germany, came to the U.S. in the mid-1830s and by the end of the decade had established a settlement in northern California. The site, called Sutter's Fort, became Sacramento, the capital of the state. Sutter developed his large tract of land into a farm that prospered until gold was discovered on it in 1848. Squatters then moved in on his land and by 1852 he was bankrupt. Petitions to Congress to obtain some sort of restitution had no success, and he died in Washington.
Date Begin: 
0
Date End: 
1855
eMuseum Object ID: 
42816
Due to ongoing research, information about this object is subject to change.

William Sulzer (1863-1941)

Classification: 
Date: 
1912
Medium: 
Oil on canvas
Dimensions: 
Overall: 80 x 40 in. ( 203.2 x 101.6 cm )
Credit Line: 
Gift of the Honorable William Sulzer
Object Number: 
1934.12
Marks: 
signature and date: lower left: "Mielziner / 1912"
Gallery Label: 
Sulzer entered politics after being admitted to the bar and served in the New York state assembly from 1890-94; in the latter year he was elected to Congress where he remained until 1912 when he was elected governor of New York. The following year he was impeached and removed from office but within a month was re-elected on the Independent ticket to the state assembly where he served one additional term. Thereafter he conducted a private law practice.
Date Begin: 
0
Date End: 
1912
eMuseum Object ID: 
42814
Due to ongoing research, information about this object is subject to change.

John Butler Snook (1815-1901)

Classification: 
Date: 
ca. 1837
Medium: 
Oil on canvas
Dimensions: 
Overall: 30 x 25 1/4 in. ( 76.2 x 64.1 cm )
Credit Line: 
Purchase
Object Number: 
1971.6
Gallery Label: 
The subject, a native of London, was brought to New York as a child. In 1842 he joined Joseph Tench as an architect, and after 1887 was associated with his sons in business. Snook was architect of A. T. Stewart's department store (1846), Niblo's Garden Theatre, the Metropolitan Hotel, Grand Central Depot (1871-72), All Angel's Church (1886), and the Vanderbilt mansions on Fifth Avenue between 51st and 52nd streets. The Society owns many documents and drawings related to his practice.
Date Begin: 
0
Date End: 
1837
eMuseum Object ID: 
42801
Due to ongoing research, information about this object is subject to change.

Mrs. Henry D. Sneckner (ca. 1775-1841)

Classification: 
Date: 
1836
Medium: 
Oil on canvas
Dimensions: 
Overall: 36 1/8 x 27 7/8 in. ( 91.8 x 70.8 cm )
Credit Line: 
Gift of Edith A. Bagg in memory of her mother, Matilda McLean Lintz Bagg
Object Number: 
1944.263
Marks: 
signature and date: on back: "Portrait of E. Sneckner / Aged 60 / Herring / 1836"
Gallery Label: 
Elizabeth Arcularius was married to Henry D. Sneckner (ca. 1779-1832) on August 20, 1808, at St. Matthew's Lutheran Church in New York. Her husband had various occupations, including grocer, cartman, and baker. The Sneckners had four children and resided at 78 Bayard Street.
Date Begin: 
0
Date End: 
1836
eMuseum Object ID: 
42800
Due to ongoing research, information about this object is subject to change.

Mary Etta Smith (1860-1945)

Classification: 
Date: 
1865
Medium: 
Oil on canvas, mounted on masonite
Dimensions: 
Overall: 24 x 20 in. ( 61 x 50.8 cm )
Credit Line: 
Gift of Mary Etta Smith
Object Number: 
1941.901
Marks: 
signature and date: lower left: "J. L. Harding 1865"
Gallery Label: 
The subject was the third daughter of Albert Smith (1814-88) and Catherine (Goldthwaite) Smith (1824-88) of New York. Her father was a member of the Fifth Avenue Baptist Church and operated a factory that made cavalry boots during the Civil War. Miss Smith died at her residence at 527 West 121st Street.
Date Begin: 
0
Date End: 
1865
eMuseum Object ID: 
42799
Due to ongoing research, information about this object is subject to change.

Francis Hopkinson Smith (1838-1915)

Classification: 
Date: 
1896
Medium: 
Oil on canvas
Dimensions: 
Overall: 9 1/8 x 7 in. ( 23.2 x 17.8 cm )
Credit Line: 
Gift of George A. Zabriskie
Object Number: 
1949.71
Marks: 
signature and date: upper right: "J. Allen St. John / '96"
Gallery Label: 
The subject was born in Baltimore, a great-grandson of Francis Hopkinson, a signer of the Declaration of Independence. As an engineer in New York, his most notable work was the foundation of the Statue of Liberty. He pursued painting as a hobby, but was eventually recognized as a professional. He created the illustrations for several of the books he wrote: "Charcoals of New and Old New York" (1912), for example. He also wrote several novels.
Date Begin: 
0
Date End: 
1896
eMuseum Object ID: 
42795
Due to ongoing research, information about this object is subject to change.

Horatio Seymour (1810-1886)

Classification: 
Date: 
1835
Medium: 
Oil on wood panel
Dimensions: 
Overall: 10 1/4 x 8 3/8 in. ( 26 x 21.3 cm )
Credit Line: 
Gift of Mrs. Charles Stebbins Fairchild
Object Number: 
1925.8
Marks: 
signature and date: on back: "Horatio Seymour, Esq. / Painted by J. E. Freeman. Utica. May 1835"
Gallery Label: 
Seymour was born at Pompey Hill, Onondaga County, New York, the son of Henry Seymour and Mary (Forman) Seymour. He studied law in Utica and was admitted to the bar in 1832. He immediately entered the state political arena and served as mayor of Utica and in the state assembly where he was instrumental in the passage of the Erie Canal legislation. He was elected governor of the state in 1852 and 1862, and in 1868 he was the Democratic candidate for the presidency but lost to Ulysses S. Grant.
Date Begin: 
0
Date End: 
1835
eMuseum Object ID: 
42791
Due to ongoing research, information about this object is subject to change.

Horatio Seymour (1810-1886)

Classification: 
Date: 
1887
Medium: 
Oil on canvas
Dimensions: 
Overall: 30 x 25 in. ( 76.2 x 63.5 cm )
Credit Line: 
Gift of Mrs. Bertrand F. Bell, Jr.
Object Number: 
1966.7
Gallery Label: 
Seymour was born at Pompey Hill, Onondaga County, New York, the son of Henry Seymour and Mary (Forman) Seymour. He studied law in Utica and was admitted to the bar in 1832. He immediately entered the state political arena and served as mayor of Utica and in the state assembly where he was instrumental in the passage of the Erie Canal legislation. He was elected governor of the state in 1852 and 1862, and in 1868 he was the Democratic candidate for the presidency, but lost to Ulysses S. Grant.
Date Begin: 
0
Date End: 
1887
eMuseum Object ID: 
42788
Due to ongoing research, information about this object is subject to change.

Mrs. Henry Seymour (1785-1859)

Classification: 
Date: 
1877
Medium: 
Oil on canvas
Dimensions: 
Overall: 33 x 26 1/2 in. ( 83.8 x 67.3 cm )
Credit Line: 
Gift of Mrs. Charles Stebbins Fairchild
Object Number: 
1926.1
Marks: 
inscription: on back: "Copied, 1877, by M. E. D. Brown from original portrait of Mrs. Henry Seymour"
Gallery Label: 
Mary Ledyard Forman was the only child of Colonel Jonathan Forman and Mary (Ledyard) Forman of Cazenovia, New York. She married Henry Seymour (1780-1837) on January 1, 1807. Seymour served in both houses of the state legislature, was a commissioner of the Erie Canal, mayor of Utica, and president of the Farmers' Loan and Trust Co. of New York. William Dunlap painted Mrs. Seymour's portrait in 1823, and Brown's copy is based on Dunlap's original.
Date Begin: 
0
Date End: 
1877
eMuseum Object ID: 
42787
Due to ongoing research, information about this object is subject to change.

Daniel Seymour (1809-1850)

Classification: 
Date: 
1850
Medium: 
Oil on canvas
Dimensions: 
Overall: 27 x 22 in. ( 68.6 x 55.9 cm )
Credit Line: 
Gift of Robert Kelly
Object Number: 
X.6
Marks: 
signature and date: on back: "T. S. Cummings pinxt. 1850"
Gallery Label: 
The subject was the eldest son of Jonathan Seymour and Maria (Lawrence) Seymour of New York. He received his B.A. from Columbia College in 1826 and became a lawyer. The donor was a classmate of his and in 1851 delivered "An Address on the Character and Talents of the Late Daniel Seymour" to the Column, a literary society at Columbia University.
Date Begin: 
0
Date End: 
1850
eMuseum Object ID: 
42786
Due to ongoing research, information about this object is subject to change.

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