General Winfield Scott (1786-1866)

Classification: 
Date: 
ca. 1835
Medium: 
Oil on canvas
Dimensions: 
Overall: 27 x 22 in. ( 68.6 x 55.9 cm )
Credit Line: 
Purchase, The Louis Durr Fund
Object Number: 
1938.309
Gallery Label: 
The subject was born near Peterburg, Va. He was a hero of the War of 1812 by the end of which he had risen to the rank of brevet major general. In 1841 he became general-in-chief of the United States army, and in 1847 personally led the American forces in the Mexican War. He was the Whig candidate for president in 1852, but was defeated by Franklin Pierce. With the outbreak of the Civil War he remained loyal to the Union, but resigned his command in November 1861.
Provenance: 
Purchased from the Artist; Ex-coll. of Dr. J. Simms, NYC; Ex-coll. of Hiram Burlingham, NY, 1934; Ex-coll. of Erskine Hewitt, 1938; Purchased in the Erskine Hewitt Sale, October 20, 1938 (cat. #776)
Date Begin: 
0
Date End: 
1835
eMuseum Object ID: 
42617
Due to ongoing research, information about this object is subject to change.

The Gerard Stuyvesant Family

Classification: 
Date: 
ca. 1850
Medium: 
Oil on canvas
Dimensions: 
Overall: 56 3/4 x 68 1/2 in. ( 144.1 x 174 cm )
Credit Line: 
Bequest of Augustus Van Horne Stuyvesant, Jr.
Object Number: 
1953.294
Gallery Label: 
The couple at the center of this family group is Mr. and Mrs. Gerard Stuyvesant. Their younger son, Augustus Van Horne Stuyvesant, is pictured in the foreground with his dog. The figure at the far left is Robert Reade Stuyvesant (1837-1906), the couple's older son. Except for Mr. Stuyvesant, they are dressed in exotic costumes as if prepared to attend a fancy dress ball.
Date Begin: 
0
Date End: 
1850
eMuseum Object ID: 
42608
Due to ongoing research, information about this object is subject to change.

Horatio Gates Stevens (1778-1873)

Classification: 
Date: 
ca. 1810
Medium: 
Oil on canvas
Dimensions: 
Overall: 25 1/4 x 20 1/4 in. ( 64.1 x 51.4 cm )
Credit Line: 
Gift of Mrs. Philip G. Schermerhorn
Object Number: 
1967.30
Gallery Label: 
The subject was the elder son of Ebenezer Stevens and his first wife, Rebecca (Hodgdon) Stevens. He was named after General Horatio Gates, his father's superior officer, who became his godfather at a christening ceremony at the Continental Army camp in New Windsor, New York, late in 1778. He was major general of the New York State militia and vice-president of the New York State Society of the Cincinnati.
Date Begin: 
0
Date End: 
1810
eMuseum Object ID: 
42607
Due to ongoing research, information about this object is subject to change.

Ebenezer Stevens (1751-1823)

Classification: 
Date: 
1790
Medium: 
Oil on canvas
Dimensions: 
Overall: 36 x 27 1/2 in. ( 91.4 x 69.9 cm )
Credit Line: 
Gift of the Estate of Byam Kerby Stevens
Object Number: 
1915.1
Gallery Label: 
The subject was the son of Ebenezer and Elizabeth (Weld) Stevens of Boston. He was a participant in the Boston Tea Party in 1773, and served in the Continental Army. Promoted to lieutenant colonel in 1778 he served under Lafayette at Yorktown. After the Revolution, Stevens became a successful merchant in New York City. The tailcoat, epaulets, and Society of the Cincinnati badge worn by Stevens in this portrait are all in the collections of the New-York Historical Society.
Date Begin: 
0
Date End: 
1790
eMuseum Object ID: 
42604
Due to ongoing research, information about this object is subject to change.

Dred Scott (ca. 1795-1858)

Collections: 
Classification: 
Date: 
After 1857
Medium: 
Oil on canvas
Dimensions: 
Overall: 28 x 25 in. ( 71.1 x 63.5 cm ) frame: 33 x 30 in. ( 83.8 x 76.2 cm )
Credit Line: 
Source unknown
Object Number: 
X.174
Gallery Label: 
Born of slave parents in Southampton County, Va., the subject entered the pages of American history as the key figure in the famed Dred Scott case of 1857, which determined that Scott, who had once resided in free territory, was not entitled to his freedom in the slave state of Missouri. This portrait was copied from a daguerreotype made of Scott and his family in St. Louis in early 1857, or from a woodcut based on it that was published in "Frank Leslie's Illustrated Newspaper" and elsewhere.
Date Begin: 
0
Date End: 
1857
eMuseum Object ID: 
42587
Due to ongoing research, information about this object is subject to change.

Mrs. Philip John Schuyler (1734-1803)

Classification: 
Date: 
1762-1767
Medium: 
Oil on canvas
Dimensions: 
canvas: 30 x 25 in. ( 76.2 x 63.5 cm ) frame: 47 x 37 1/2 in. ( 119.4 x 95.2 cm )
Credit Line: 
Bequest of Philip Schuyler
Object Number: 
1915.11
Marks: 
Label: Previous exhibition label on stretcher: "Washington Centennial Loan Exhibition/Historical portraits and relics,/Metropolitan Opera House, New York City, 1889." Label: Previous exhibition label on stretcher: Title, artist and address of owner at th
Gallery Label: 
Catherine Van Rensselaer was the daughter of John Van Rensselaer and Engeltje (Livingston) Van Rensselaer. She married Philip Schuyler in 1755, thus uniting two of the most prominent families of the Hudson Valley. The composition of the portrait is based on a mezzotint by Richard Houston after Francis Cotes's painting of Elizabeth, Dutchess of Hamilton, ca. 1752. The portrait was a gift to the Society from the subject's great-grandson.
Date Begin: 
0
Date End: 
1767
eMuseum Object ID: 
42579
Due to ongoing research, information about this object is subject to change.

Philip Jeremiah Schuyler (1768-1835)

Classification: 
Date: 
1807
Medium: 
Oil on canvas
Dimensions: 
Frame: 37 3/4 × 32 5/8 × 4 1/2 in. (95.9 × 82.9 × 11.4 cm) Unframed: 29 × 24 in. (73.7 × 61 cm)
Credit Line: 
Gift of Louisa Lee Schuyler and Georgina Schuyler
Object Number: 
1925.2
Gallery Label: 
The subject, the second son of Major General Philip John Schuyler and Catherine (Van Rensselaer) Schuyler, was born in Albany. He resided in Rhinebeck from 1796 and represented that community in the New York State Assembly in 1798. He served as a colonel in the United States army during the War of 1812, and was elected to the House of Representatives in 1817. His portrait was a gift to the Society from his granddaughters.
Date Begin: 
0
Date End: 
1807
eMuseum Object ID: 
42578
Due to ongoing research, information about this object is subject to change.

Gerard Stuyvesant (1805-1859)

Classification: 
Date: 
1856
Medium: 
Oil on canvas
Dimensions: 
Overall: 46 1/2 x 36 in. ( 118.1 x 91.4 cm )
Credit Line: 
Gift of the Estate of Augustus Van Horne Stuyvesant, Jr.
Object Number: 
1957.50
Marks: 
signature and date: lower right: "T. Hicks / 1856"
Gallery Label: 
The subject was the fourth son of Nicholas William Stuyvesant (1769-1833) and Catharine Livingston (Reade) Stuyvesant. He was described as "one of the most respected and honored citizens of New York" (Spooner, "Historic Families of America," 3, 1907, p. 142).
Provenance: 
The Augustus Van Horne Stuyvesant, Jr. Collection
Date Begin: 
0
Date End: 
1856
eMuseum Object ID: 
42575
Due to ongoing research, information about this object is subject to change.

Cornelius Steenwyck (? - 1684)

Classification: 
Date: 
ca. 1668
Medium: 
Oil on canvas
Dimensions: 
Unframed: 32 × 25 in. (81.3 × 63.5 cm)
Credit Line: 
Gift of several members of the Society
Object Number: 
1882.172
Gallery Label: 
Steenwyck, who was born and brought up in Holland, came to New Amsterdam before 1651 and became a prosperous merchant. In 1664 he was one of the Dutch commissioners in the negotiations over Dutch and English claims to New Amsterdam, and when the British took over he maintained the trust of both sides. English governors twice appointed him mayor of the city (1668-70 and 1682-83). In 1674 he was reportedly the second wealthiest man in the colony, second only to Frederick Philipse.
Date Begin: 
0
Date End: 
1668
eMuseum Object ID: 
42566
Due to ongoing research, information about this object is subject to change.

Charcoal Furnace

Classification: 
Date: 
1867
Medium: 
Oil on canvas
Dimensions: 
Overall: 30 1/2 x 20 1/4 x 3/4 in. ( 77.5 x 51.4 x 1.9 cm )
Credit Line: 
The Robert L. Stuart Collection, the gift of his widow Mrs. Mary Stuart
Object Number: 
S-183
Marks: 
inscriptions: Signed, dated lower right: G. Brion 67.
Date Begin: 
0
Date End: 
1867
eMuseum Object ID: 
42564
Due to ongoing research, information about this object is subject to change.

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