Daniel D. Tompkins (1774-1825)

Classification: 
Date: 
ca. 1812
Medium: 
Oil on wood panel
Dimensions: 
Overall: 29 5/8 x 22 3/4 in. ( 75.2 x 57.8 cm )
Credit Line: 
Gift of Edmund Astley Prentis
Object Number: 
1954.213
Gallery Label: 
A native of Scarsdale, New York, the subject served as governor of the state from 1807 to 1817. He also served as a justice of the New York State Supreme Court, and was vice-president for two terms under James Monroe.
Bibliography: 
M. Knoedler & Co., Washington Irving and His Circle: A Loan Exhibition Observing the Restoration of "Sunnyside," New York: Knoedler Galleries, 1946, pp. 24-5. M. Knoedler & Co., Catalogue: American Paintings of the 18th & Early 19th Century in Our Current Collection, New York: M. Knoedler & Co., 1946, No. 37. Dickson, Harold E., John Wesley Jarvis: American Painter, 1780-1840, New York: The New-York Historical Society, 1949, pp. 209, 332, 365, 439. Portraits of Eminent People, exh. Cat. Montclair Art Museum, 1949, no. 13. Auction Catalogue for Sale no. 1558, Parke-Bernet Galleries, Inc., New York, December 9-11, 1954, pp. 50-51, lot no. 318. "Department of the Museum," Annual Report of the New-York Historical Society for the Year 1954, New York, The New-York Historical Society, 1955, pp. 71-91. Luhrs, Kathleen, and Shadwell, Wendy J., The New-York Historical Society Quarterly Bulletin, Vol. 58, no. 4, October 1975, pp. 257-79. Catalogue of American Portraits in The New-York Historical Society, Vol. 2, New York: The New-York Historical Society, 1974, pp. 802-3. Shepherd, Barnett, "Daniel D. Tompkins and His Portraits," Staten Island Historian, Vol. 8, no. 2, Winter-Spring, 1991, p. 4. Cornog, Evan, and Whelan, Richard, Hats in the Ring: An Illustrated American History of Presidential Campaigns, New York: Random House, 2000, p. 45. Bernstein, Peter L., Wedding of the Waters: The Erie Canal and the Making of a Great Nation, New York: W.W> Norton & Company, 2005, n.p. Zygmont, Bryan J., Portraiture and Politics in New York City, 1790-1825, Ph.D. Diss., University of Maryland, College Park, 2006, p. 210. "Daniel D. Tompkins," Encyclopaedia Britannica's Guide to American Presidents, 2011, http://www.britannica.com/presidents/article-9072841.
Date Begin: 
0
Date End: 
1812
eMuseum Object ID: 
42450
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Daniel D. Tompkins (1774-1825)

Classification: 
Date: 
ca. 1820
Medium: 
Oil on canvas
Dimensions: 
Overall: 90 x 58 in. ( 228.6 x 147.3 cm ) frame: 99 3/4 x 68 x 3 1/2 in. ( 253.4 x 172.7 x 8.9 cm )
Description: 
Full-length portrait depicting Tompkins in his military uniform as commander of the state militia. In the background is Fort Tompkins, Staten Island, on a promonotory at the right. The background and foreground in this portrait, as in many of those executed in Jarvis's studio around 1820, were probably painted by Henry Inman who was then concluding his apprenticeship under Jarvis. The portrait is similar in type to several that Jarvis, Vanderlyn, Trumbull, Rembrandt Peale, Thomas Sully, and other painted of the heroes of the War of 1812.
Credit Line: 
Gift of Thomas E. Davis
Object Number: 
X.16
Gallery Label: 
A native of Scarsdale, New York, the subject served as governor of the state from 1807 to 1817. He also served as a justice of the New York State Supreme Court, and was vice-president for two terms under James Monroe. In this painting he appears in his military uniform as commander of the state militia.
Bibliography: 
Catalogue of the Gallery of Art of The New York Historical Society, New York: The New-York Historical Society, 1862, p. 5. Catalogue of the Gallery of Art of The New York Historical Society, New York: The New-York Historical Society, 1866, p. 17. Tuckerman, Henry T., Book of Artists, New York: P. Putnam & Son, 1867, pp. 57, 621. Catalogue of the Gallery of Art of The New York Historical Society, New York: The New-York Historical Society, 1915, p. 13. 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. 18, 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. "Jarvis Centennial Exhibition List," New York; The New-York Historical Society, 1940, p. 1. Dickson, H.E., "John Wesley Jarvis: Knickerbocker Painter, The New-York Historical Society Quarterly Bulletin, Vol. 24, No. 2, April 1940, pp. 60-2. Devree, Howard, "Centennial Show of Jarvis Art Held," New York Times, April 17, 1940, p. 29. Ormsbee, Thomas Hamilton, John Wesley Jarvis, Artist of the Knickerbocker Years," American Collector, Vol. 9, no. 4, May 1940, pp. 8-9. Catalogue of American Portraits in The New-York Historical Society: Oil Portraits, Miniatures, Sculptures, New York: The New-York Historical Society, 1941, pp. 308-9. Dickson, Harold E., John Wesley Jarvis: American Painter, 1780-1840, New York: The New-York Historical Society, 1949, pp. 116, 232, 248, 270, 332, 366. Roper, Donald M., "Justice Smith Thompson," The New-York Historical Society Quarterly, Vol. 51, no. 2, April 1967, pp. 119-40. Catalogue of American Portraits in The New-York Historical Society, Vol. 1, New York: The New-York Historical Society, 1974, pp. 602-3. Gerdts, William H., "Henry Inman: Genre Painter," American Art Journal, Vol. 9, no. 1, May 1977, pp. 26-48. Ellis, David Maldwyn, New York: The Empire State, New York: Prentice-Hall, 1979, p. 14. Quick, Michael, et al., American Portraiture in the Grand Manner: 1720-1920, Exh. Cat., Los Angeles: Los Angeles County Museum of Art, 1981, p. 40. Barber, James G., Andrew Jackson: A Portrait Study, Washington, D.C.: National Portrait Gallery, Smithsonian Institution, 1991, p. 79. Ammon, Harry, James Monroe: The Quest for National Identity, New York: McGraw Hill Book Company, 1971, p. 348. Shepherd, Barnett, "Daniel D. Tompkins and His Portraits," Staten Island Historian, Vol. 8, no. 2, Winter-Spring 1991, pp. 8-10. Cornog, Evan, The Birth of Empire: DeWitt Clinton and the American Experience, 1769-1828, New York: Oxford University Press, 1998, n.p. Driscoll, John, "John Wesley Jarvis", Grove Art Online / Oxford Art Online, 2007, oxfordartonline.com/subscriber/article/grove/art/T044460 Zygmont, Bryan J., Portraiture and Politics in New York City, 1790-1825, Ph.D. Diss., University of Maryland, College Park, 2006, pp. 210-11.
Date Begin: 
0
Date End: 
1820
eMuseum Object ID: 
42449
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Mrs. Adam H. Todd (1819-1850)

Classification: 
Date: 
1841
Medium: 
Oil on canvas
Dimensions: 
Overall: 39 1/2 x 31 3/4 in. ( 100.3 x 80.6 cm )
Credit Line: 
Bequest of Cornelius Von Erden Mitchell
Object Number: 
1966.33
Marks: 
signature and date: lower right: "Louise Desnos / 1841"
Gallery Label: 
Elizabeth Penfold Berrien was the daughter of Cornelius and Elizabeth (Morris) Berrien, members of a family that settled in Flatbush and Newtown, Long Island, around 1669. In 1844 she married Adam H. Todd, head of the dry goods firm of Todd, Cook and Waldo at 18 Murray Street, New York.
Date Begin: 
0
Date End: 
1841
eMuseum Object ID: 
42448
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James Boulter Stokes (1804-1881)

Classification: 
Date: 
1872
Medium: 
Oil on canvas
Dimensions: 
Overall: 92 x 66 in. ( 233.7 x 167.6 cm )
Credit Line: 
Gift of I. N. Phelps Stokes
Object Number: 
1944.268
Marks: 
signature and date: lower right: "D. Huntington / 1872"
Gallery Label: 
The subject was the son of Thomas Stokes, a merchant, and Elizabeth Ann (Boulter) Stokes who came to New York from England in 1798. Stokes was a partner in Phelps, Dodge and Company, New York, and Phelps, Dodge and Company, Liverpool. With his son Anson Phelps Stokes he successfully entered the banking business in 1879. His portrait was a gift to the Society from his grandson.
Bibliography: 
Catalogue of American Portraits in The New-York Historical Society, New Haven: Yale University Press, Vol. 2, 1974, p. 767.
Date Begin: 
0
Date End: 
1872
eMuseum Object ID: 
42440
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Harvey Weed (1792-1880)

Classification: 
Date: 
1840-1850
Medium: 
Oil on panel
Dimensions: 
with frame: 40 x 34 in. ( 101.6 x 86.4 cm ) without frame: 29 3/4 x 24 1/4 x 1 in. ( 75.6 x 61.6 x 2.5 cm )
Credit Line: 
Bequest of Mrs. Maude E. Benedict
Object Number: 
1981.3
Gallery Label: 
James Benedict was married to Deborah Coles in may 1812. Their son, James Milton Benedict (1814-1867) was married to Mary Augusta Weed (1820- after 1880) the daughter of Harvey and Lucinda Squier Weed in October 1840.
Date Begin: 
0
Date End: 
1850
eMuseum Object ID: 
42389
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John Slidell (ca. 1769 - ca. 1830)

Classification: 
Date: 
ca. 1825
Medium: 
Oil on canvas
Dimensions: 
Overall: 30 3/8 x 25 1/8 in. ( 77.2 x 63.8 cm )
Credit Line: 
Gift of Mrs. Morgan Belmont
Object Number: 
1962.30
Date Begin: 
0
Date End: 
1825
eMuseum Object ID: 
42379
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John Budd Slawson (1814-1886)

Classification: 
Date: 
1851
Medium: 
Oil on canvas
Dimensions: 
Overall: 36 x 30 in. ( 91.4 x 76.2 cm )
Credit Line: 
Gift of Morgan S. A. Reichner
Object Number: 
1970.71
Marks: 
inscription: at left: "A. G. Powers / Pinxt."
Gallery Label: 
The subject was the son of Elihu Slawson and Esther (Case) Slawson of Goshen, N.Y. He was a cotton trader in New Orleans, and when the city fell to federal troops on May 1, 1862, he was forced to evacuate his family and later to flee himself to Paris, where they remained until the end of the war. Upon their return they established residence in New York; Slawson became president of the Crosstown Street Railway and invented and patented the Slawson fare box.
Date Begin: 
0
Date End: 
1851
eMuseum Object ID: 
42377
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Admiral William Sowden Sims (1858-1936)

Classification: 
Date: 
1933
Medium: 
Oil on canvas
Dimensions: 
Overall: 68 x 45 in. ( 172.7 x 114.3 cm )
Credit Line: 
Painted for the Society
Object Number: 
1933.13
Marks: 
signature and date: lower left: "DeWitt M. Lockman, N.A. / Nov. 1933"
Gallery Label: 
Sims graduated from the Naval Academy at Annapolis in 1880, served as an advisor to Theodore Roosevelt on naval matters, and instituted a reform and reorganization of the Navy Department during Roosevelt's tenure as president. After the U.S. entered World War I, Sims was sent to London, promoted to admiral, and named commander of U.S. naval operations in European waters, a position he held with great effectiveness. He was president of the naval war college until his retirement in 1922.
Date Begin: 
0
Date End: 
1933
eMuseum Object ID: 
42375
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Daughter of Horatio Gates Shumway

Classification: 
Date: 
1864
Medium: 
Oil on canvas
Dimensions: 
Overall: 24 x 20 in. ( 61 x 50.8 cm )
Credit Line: 
Gift of Colonel Stedman Shumway Hanks
Object Number: 
1959.15
Marks: 
signature and date: at right: "G. P. A. Healy / 1864"
Gallery Label: 
According to the donor the child represented in this portrait is Eunice Kinney Shumway (1860-1862), whose death date is sometimes given as June 1860 at the age of one month. It may, however, be Augusta Shumway (1862-1864). Both were daughters of Horatio Gates Shumway and Augusta Mary (Johnston) Shumway. The portrait was a gift to the Society from the subject's nephew.
Date Begin: 
0
Date End: 
1864
eMuseum Object ID: 
42372
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Dominick Lynch, Jr. (1786-1857)

Classification: 
Date: 
1824-1825
Medium: 
Oil on canvas
Dimensions: 
Overall: 35 1/2 x 28 1/2 in. ( 90.2 x 72.4 cm )
Credit Line: 
Gift of Lea Shippen Luquer, Thatcher Payne Luquer, Mrs. Thomas L. Purdy, Jr., and Evelyn P. Luquer
Object Number: 
1959.94
Marks: 
inscription: on back: "Property of T. P. Luquer / Dominick Lynch, Jr. / By Wm. West / 1821[sic]" label: on back: "Painted in Paris in 1821[sic]"
Gallery Label: 
The subject was the son of wine importer Dominick Lynch (1754-1844), who had his place of business in New York City. For a while the subject was deputy surveyor of New York, but later was a lawyer in Rome, New York, of which city he was a founder. One of the subject's sisters was married to "a Mr. Luquer of Brooklyn," and it was through her family that the portrait descended.
Date Begin: 
0
Date End: 
1825
eMuseum Object ID: 
42353
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