Daniel Stanton (1789-1864)

Classification: 
Date: 
ca. 1850-1860
Medium: 
Oil on canvas
Dimensions: 
Overall: 30 x 25 in. ( 76.2 x 63.5 cm )
Credit Line: 
Gift of the American Art-Union
Object Number: 
1863.1
Gallery Label: 
The subject, the only son of Daniel Stanton and Vashti (Dickinson) Stanton, was a merchant and auctioneer in New York, and served as second president of the American Art-Union (1842-43). This portrait was painted for the Art-Union and owned by it until it disbanded.
Date Begin: 
0
Date End: 
1860
eMuseum Object ID: 
42560
Due to ongoing research, information about this object is subject to change.

Reverend John Stanford, D.D. (1754-1834)

Classification: 
Date: 
ca. 1810
Medium: 
Oil on canvas
Dimensions: 
Overall: 34 x 27 1/4 in. ( 86.4 x 69.2 cm )
Credit Line: 
Gift of Aaron B. Hays
Object Number: 
1864.3
Marks: 
inscription: on back: "Portrait of Rev. John Stanford D.D. / Obit New York. Jany 13th 1834"
Gallery Label: 
Born in Surrey, England, the son of William and Mary Stanford prepared for the Baptist ministry in his native land and was ordained in 1781. Five years later he came to the United States, finally settling in New York in 1789. In 1812 he became chaplain of the New York State Prison, followed by additional work at the poorhouse and at hospitals. He was known for his humanitarian efforts, such as the founding of the House of Refuge for youthful offenders. The Society owns many of his papers.
Bibliography: 
"Societies and Their Proceedings: New-York Historical Society," The Historical Magazine, Vol. 8, No. 3, March 1864, pp. 123-4. Catalogue of the Museum and Gallery of Art of The New-York Historical Society, New York, The New-York Historical Society, 1866 p. 16. Tuckerman, Henry T., Book of the Artists, American Artist Life, Comprising Biographical and Critical Sketches of American Artists: Preceded by an Historical Account of the Rise and Progress of Art in America, New York: P. Putnam & Son, 1867, pp. 57, 621. Van der Weyde, William M., "John Wesley Jarvis," Americana, 7, July 1912, pp. 651-7. Catalogue of the Gallery of Art of The New York Historical Society, New York: The New-York Historical Society, 1915, p. 23. Kelby, William, Notes on American Artists 1754-1820: Copied from advertisements appearing in the newspapers of the day, New York: The New-York Historical Society, 1922, p. 69. Harrington, John Walker, "John Wesley Jarvis, Portraitist,´The American Magazine of Art, Vol. 8, No. 11, November 1927, pp. 577-84. Bolton, Theodore, and Groce, George C., Jr., "John Wesley Jarvis: An Account of His Life and the First Catalogue of His Work, Art Quarterly, Vol. 1, No. 4, Autumn 1938, pp. 299-321. Dickson, H.E., "John Wesley Jarvis: Knickerbocker Painter, The New-York Historical Society Quarterly Bulletin, Vol. 24, No. 2, April 1940, pp. 47-64. Catalogue of American Portraits in The New-York Historical Society: Oil Portraits, Miniatures, Sculptures, New York: The New-York Historical Society, 1941, pp. 54-5. Dickson, Harold E., John Wesley Jarvis: American Painter, 1780-1840, New York: The New-York Historical Society, 1949, pp. 212. 365, 444. Catalogue of American Portraits in The New-York Historical Society, Vol. 2, New York: The New-York Historical Society, 1974, p. 752. Zygmont, Bryan J., Portraiture and Politics in New York City, 1790-1825, Ph.D. Diss., University of Maryland, College Park, 2006, pp. 212-3, 231.
Date Begin: 
0
Date End: 
1810
eMuseum Object ID: 
42559
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Philip Schuyler (1836-1906)

Classification: 
Date: 
1865
Medium: 
Oil on canvas
Dimensions: 
Overall: 54 x 40 in. ( 137.2 x 101.6 cm )
Credit Line: 
Gift of Louisa Lee Schuyler and Georgina Schuyler
Object Number: 
1925.9
Gallery Label: 
The subject was the only son of George Lee Schuyler and Eliza (Hamilton) Schuyler and brother of the two donors. He was a graduate of Lawrence Scientific School of Harvard and the University of Berlin. He served in the Union Army during the Civil War, attaining the rank of brigadier general, and he was a member of the Seventh Regiment, New York National Guard.
Date Begin: 
0
Date End: 
1865
eMuseum Object ID: 
42545
Due to ongoing research, information about this object is subject to change.

Ephraim George Squier (1821-1888)

Classification: 
Date: 
1873
Medium: 
Oil on canvas
Dimensions: 
Overall: 26 1/2 x 21 1/2 in. ( 67.3 x 54.6 cm )
Credit Line: 
Gift of Frank Squier and Mrs. Edith Squier Turnbull
Object Number: 
1949.295
Marks: 
signature and date: lower right: "JHLazarus / 1873"
Gallery Label: 
The subject was born in Bethlehem, New York, the son of the Rev. Joel Squier. About 1845 he moved to Ohio where he became interested in Indian mounds, and in 1847 he co-authored, with Edwin H. Davis, "Ancient Monuments of the Mississippi Valley," the first publication of the Smithsonian Institution. This was followed in 1851 by his own "Aboriginal Monuments of the State of New York." His portrait was a gift to the Society from his nephew and niece.
Date Begin: 
0
Date End: 
1873
eMuseum Object ID: 
42517
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David Sproat (1734-1799)

Classification: 
Date: 
1806
Medium: 
Oil on millboard
Dimensions: 
Overall: 14 1/2 x 9 1/2 in. ( 36.8 x 24.1 cm )
Credit Line: 
Bequest of Waldron Phoenix Belknap, Jr.
Object Number: 
1950.224
Gallery Label: 
Sproat came to America from Scotland, and established himself as a prosperous merchant in Philadelphia in the years before the Revolutionary War. As a Loyalist, he moved to New York during the British occupation (1777-79), and served as commissary general of naval prisoners of war in North America. This is a posthumous copy of an earlier portrait, painted in 1788 by an unidentified artist. The original, executed in Scotland or England, is now in the Lenox Collection, New York Public Library.
Bibliography: 
Sizer, Theodore, The Works of Colonel John Trumbull: Artist of the American Revolution, New Haven and London: Yale University Press, 1967, p. 68. Catalogue of American Portraits in The New-York Historical Society, New Haven: Yale University Press, Vol. 2, 1974, pp. 750-1.
Date Begin: 
0
Date End: 
1806
eMuseum Object ID: 
42516
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Christopher Henry Spingler (1747-1814)

Classification: 
Date: 
1831
Medium: 
Oil on canvas
Dimensions: 
Overall: 30 x 24 in. ( 76.2 x 61 cm )
Credit Line: 
Bequest of Cornelius Von Erden Mitchell
Object Number: 
1966.35
Marks: 
inscription: on back: "Henry Spingler / AE 58- / EV Coe / 1831"
Gallery Label: 
The subject, the son of Balthus Spingler, is recorded in the New York City Directory as a butcher and shopkeeper. He was also active in buying, selling, and leasing land in New York. In 1788 he purchased a 22-acre plot at what is now 13th Street to 16th Street between Fourth and Sixth avenues. The Society owns a watercolor of 1848 by William R. Miller showing the original house on Spingler's farm. The Spingler Institute, a fashionable girls' school on Union Square, was founded by the subject.
Date Begin: 
0
Date End: 
1831
eMuseum Object ID: 
42512
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Mrs. J. Phillip Schmand (1874-1968)

Classification: 
Date: 
ca. 1915
Medium: 
Oil on canvas
Dimensions: 
Overall: 17 x 14 in. ( 43.2 x 35.6 cm )
Credit Line: 
Gift of Mrs. J. Phillip Schmand
Object Number: 
1943.280
Marks: 
signature: lower left: "J. Phillip Schmand"
Gallery Label: 
Wilhelmine Joan Steeg was the daughter of Francis Steeg and Emma A. (Scheidweiler) Steeg of New York. She married J. Phillip Schmand (1871-1942) on December 27, 1911. In 1943 Mrs. Schmand, who was an associate member of N-YHS from that year until her death, gave the Society a number of portraits by her husband who had died the year before; among these were five of herself. In this portrait she appears in the uniform and veil of a Red Cross volunteer.
Date Begin: 
0
Date End: 
1915
eMuseum Object ID: 
42491
Due to ongoing research, information about this object is subject to change.

Mrs. J. Phillip Schmand (1874-1968)

Classification: 
Date: 
ca. 1912
Medium: 
Oil on canvas
Dimensions: 
Overall: 61 x 36 in. ( 154.9 x 91.4 cm )
Credit Line: 
Gift of Mrs. J. Phillip Schmand
Object Number: 
1943.277
Gallery Label: 
Wilhelmine Joan Steeg was the daughter of Francis Steeg and Emma A. (Scheidweiler) Steeg of New York. She married J. Phillip Schmand (1871-1942) on December 27, 1911. In 1943 Mrs. Schmand, who was an associate member of N-YHS from that year until her death, gave the Society a number of portraits by her husband who had died the year before; among these were five of herself.
Date Begin: 
0
Date End: 
1912
eMuseum Object ID: 
42490
Due to ongoing research, information about this object is subject to change.

Mrs. J. Philip Schmand (1874-1968)

Classification: 
Date: 
1905
Medium: 
Oil on canvas
Dimensions: 
Overall: 48 x 32 in. ( 121.9 x 81.3 cm )
Credit Line: 
Gift of Mrs. J. Phillip Schmand
Object Number: 
1943.177
Marks: 
signature and date: upper left: "Schmand / N.Y. 1905"
Gallery Label: 
Wilhelmine Joan Steeg was the daughter of Francis Steeg and Emma A. (Scheidweiler) Steeg of New York. She married J. Phillip Schmand (1871-1942) on December 27, 1911. In 1943 Mrs. Schmand, who was an associate member of N-YHS from that year until her death, gave the Society a number of portraits by her husband who had died the year before; among these were five of herself.
Date Begin: 
0
Date End: 
1905
eMuseum Object ID: 
42489
Due to ongoing research, information about this object is subject to change.

Gilbert Stuart (1755-1828)

Classification: 
Date: 
1805
Medium: 
Oil on canvas
Dimensions: 
Overall: 23 1/2 x 19 1/2 in. ( 59.7 x 49.5 cm ) frame: 26 x 22 1/4 in. ( 66 x 56.5 cm )
Credit Line: 
Gift of Thomas Jefferson Bryan
Object Number: 
1867.302
Gallery Label: 
Traveling together to Washington, D.C. in 1805, Charles Willson Peale (1741-1827) and his son Rembrandt Peale (1778-1860) met up with the great portrait artist Gilbert Stuart, who agreed to sit for the Peales. Stuart, who was known for his restless nature, later complained that the Peales’ portrait made him look like “an awkward clown”. The picture’s style is much closer to Rembrandt’s than his father’s, but it is clear that the men collaborated. The portrait was immediately sent to the Peale Museum in Philadelphia, where it was exhibited. The father and son had made the trip to Washington in the hopes of drumming up new portrait commissions. It was at this time, for example, that Rembrandt painted the Society's portrait of Thomas Jefferson (1867.306). This portrait of fellow-artist Gilbert Stuart was also painted in Washington. In his diary, Charles wrote that he “hoped by [Rembrandt’s] Painting the likenesses of some of the Public officials…[and] by exhibiting the portraits [he] may excite the desire of some of the members of Congress to employ him.” Rembrandt was, in fact, hired to paint portraits of Thomas Jefferson, Albert Gallatin and William Findley. This likeness of Gilbert Stuart, a joint effort between the two Peales, was exhibited at the Peale Museum in Philadelphia until it was purchased by Thomas Jefferson Bryan in 1854 and donated to the New York Historical Society, along with the rest of Bryan’s collection, in 1867.
Bibliography: 
Vedder, Lee A. "Nineteenth-century American paintings." The Magazine Antiques 167 (2005): 146-155.
Date Begin: 
0
Date End: 
1805
eMuseum Object ID: 
42476
Due to ongoing research, information about this object is subject to change.

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