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Abraham Lincoln (1809-1865)

Classification: 
Date: 
1861
Medium: 
Gilded plaster, wood, and glass
Dimensions: 
Overall (plaster): 7 x 5 3/8 in. (17.8 x 13.7 cm) Frame: 11 3/4 x 10 x 1 3/4 in. (29.8 x 25.4 x 4.4 cm)
Description: 
Bas-relief portrait.
Credit Line: 
Gift of Miss Lena Cadwalader Evans
Object Number: 
1936.616
Marks: 
inscribed: below shoulder: "Patented/S.....s 1861" paper label: on back in pen: "Medallion Portrait of President Lincoln presented to the/Metropolitan Fair by/S. Ellis Sculptor/594 Broadway"
Gallery Label: 
This portrait was made in the first year of Lincoln's presidency, and was the original used for the Lincoln-Indian Peace Medal. It was presented by the sculptor to the Metropolitan Fair held in 1864 at the 14th Street Armory in New York for the benefit of the sick and wounded men of the Union Army.
Date Begin: 
0
Date End: 
1861
eMuseum Object ID: 
41419
Due to ongoing research, information about this object is subject to change.

David Hosack, M.D. (1769-1835)

Classification: 
Date: 
ca. 1825-1830
Medium: 
Painted plaster
Dimensions: 
Overall: 12 1/2 x 34 x 21 in., 80 lb. (31.8 x 86.4 x 53.3 cm, 36.3 kg)
Description: 
Portrait bust.
Credit Line: 
Gift of Dr. John W. Francis
Object Number: 
1832.2
Marks: 
inscribed: inside bust in pencil: "28 [in a circle]" printed: paper label inside bust: "New York/Hist. Soc./209.63"
Gallery Label: 
A native New Yorker, David Hosack became a noted physician and one of the city's most prominent citizens. As a young doctor, he distinguished himself during the yellow fever epidemic of 1797-98, and he was the attending physician at the Aaron Burr-Alexander Hamilton duel. He was a biographer and historian as well as a founder and the fourth president of N-YHS (1820-1827).
Date Begin: 
0
Date End: 
1830
eMuseum Object ID: 
41357
Due to ongoing research, information about this object is subject to change.

William Warner Hoppin, Jr. (1839-1913)

Classification: 
Date: 
1846
Medium: 
White marble
Dimensions: 
Overall: 17 x 8 1/2 x 7 1/2 in. ( 43.2 x 21.6 x 19 cm )
Description: 
Portrait bust
Credit Line: 
Gift of Mr. William Warner Hoppin
Object Number: 
1948.15
Marks: 
inscriptions: back side: "C.B. Ives, 1846".
Gallery Label: 
The subject, who became a prominent lawyer in New York, was born in Providence, R.I., the son of William and Frances (Street) Hoppin. He graduated from Brown University, went on to study medicine, and served as a surgeon's assistant during the Civil War. He later attended Columbia Law School and was admitted to the bar; he began his law practice in New York in 1869. This portrait bust was a gift to the Society from his son.
Date Begin: 
0
Date End: 
1846
eMuseum Object ID: 
41355
Due to ongoing research, information about this object is subject to change.

Isaac Tatem Hopper (1771-1852)

Classification: 
Date: 
ca. 1845
Medium: 
Plaster and wood
Dimensions: 
Overall: 11 1/4 x 9 7/8 x 1 1/2 in. ( 28.6 x 25.1 x 3.8 cm )
Description: 
Bas-relief portrait.
Credit Line: 
Gift of Miss Lena Cadwalader Evans
Object Number: 
1936.612
Marks: 
signed: back of relief: "S. Ellis" paper label: on back in ink: "Medallion Portrait/of/Isaac T Hopper/presented to the/Metropolitan Fair by/S. Ellis Sculptor/594 Broadway"
Gallery Label: 
A native of New Jersey, the subject was a devout Quaker and an ardent abolitionist in his youth. He was deeply involved in the work of the Underground Railroad, and when he moved to New York City, in 1829, his assistance to runaway slaves continued. He was also interested in prison reform, and for a while was an agent of the Prison Association of New York; he was one of earliest workers for the reform of the penal system in America.
Date Begin: 
0
Date End: 
1845
eMuseum Object ID: 
41325
Due to ongoing research, information about this object is subject to change.

Philip Hone (1780-1851)

Classification: 
Date: 
1839
Medium: 
Painted plaster
Dimensions: 
Overall: 28 1/2 x 17 1/4 x 9 3/4 in. ( 72.4 x 43.8 x 24.8 cm )
Description: 
Portrait bust.
Credit Line: 
Gift of Mr. James Herring
Object Number: 
1862.7
Marks: 
inscribed: on back in pencil: "S-33" [old N-YHS #]
Gallery Label: 
A native New Yorker, Hone began his career in the auction business. He was so successful that by the age of forty-one he could retire from business to devote himself to his several interests, among them the formation of a splendid library and art collection. In 1826 he was elected mayor of New York and became active in the Whig party. He describes this experience in a diary he kept from 1828 until his death twenty-three years later. The manuscript diary (28 vols.) is owned by the Society.
Date Begin: 
0
Date End: 
1839
eMuseum Object ID: 
41320
Due to ongoing research, information about this object is subject to change.

Philip Hone (1781-1851)

Classification: 
Date: 
ca. 1825-30
Medium: 
Painted plaster
Dimensions: 
Overall: 35 x 22 x 11 1/2 in. ( 88.9 x 55.9 x 29.2 cm )
Description: 
Portrait bust.
Credit Line: 
Gift of Mr. Charles E. Anthon in the name of his mother, Mrs. John Anthon
Object Number: 
1876.2
Marks: 
inscribed: behind PR shoulder: "S-32" [old N-YHS #]
Gallery Label: 
A native New Yorker, Hone began his career in the auction business. He was so successful that by the age of forty-one he could retire from business to devote himself to his several interests, among them the formation of a splendid library and art collection. In 1826 he was elected mayor of New York and became active in the Whig party. He describes this experience in a diary he kept from 1828 until his death twenty-three years later. The manuscript diary (28 vols.) is owned by the Society.
Date Begin: 
0
Date End: 
1825
eMuseum Object ID: 
41318
Due to ongoing research, information about this object is subject to change.

John Watts De Peyster (1821-1907)

Classification: 
Date: 
1897
Medium: 
Copper alloy
Dimensions: 
Overall: 11 1/2 x 7 1/8 x 5 1/2 in. ( 29.2 x 18.1 x 14 cm )
Description: 
Portrait bust. Lost wax bronze.
Credit Line: 
Gift of Mr. John Watts De Peyster
Object Number: 
1897.6
Marks: 
signed: under proper right shoulder: "Geo. E. bissell/sculptor" inscribed: under proper left shoulder: "Brevet Major-General/ John Watts de Peyster/N-Y.aged.76." inscribed: underside of base-back: "W.A. MAYER CHASER .97" inscribed: proper left of ba
Gallery Label: 
John Watts De Peyster was the son of Frederic De Peyster from whom he inherited large tracts of land in New York City. He joined the New York militia in 1845 and eventually rose to the rank of brigadier general, was active in the organization of the New York City police and fire departments and authored several books, including "Personal and Military History of Philip Kearny" (1869) and "Napoleone di Buonaparte" (1896).
Date Begin: 
0
Date End: 
1897
eMuseum Object ID: 
41309
Due to ongoing research, information about this object is subject to change.

Frederic De Peyster (1796-1882)

Classification: 
Date: 
1887
Medium: 
Dark brown patinated bronze
Dimensions: 
Overall: 30 x 20 1/4 x 13 1/2 in. ( 76.2 x 51.4 x 34.3 cm )
Description: 
Portrait bust
Credit Line: 
Gift of Mr. Samuel Spanierman
Object Number: 
1955.60
Marks: 
inscriptions: front of socle: "Frederic de Peyster" signed: under proper right shoulder: "Geo. E. Bissel Sculptor NY" inscribed: under proper left shoulder: "THE HENRY BONNARD BRONZE CO. NY. 1887"
Gallery Label: 
The subject of this portrait was born in New York, the son of Frederic and Helen Livingston (Hake) De Peyster. He was a trustee of the New York Society Library, a founder of the Soldier's Home, a vice-president of th Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Children, and a member of the boards of several charitable organizations. From 1829 to 1837 he was recording secretary of The New-York Historical Society, from 1850 to 1863, a vice-president, and president in 1864-66 and 1873-82.
Date Begin: 
0
Date End: 
1887
eMuseum Object ID: 
41263
Due to ongoing research, information about this object is subject to change.

Frederic De Peyster (1796-1882)

Classification: 
Date: 
ca. 1875
Medium: 
White marble
Dimensions: 
Overall: 33 x 22 x 11 3/4 in. ( 83.8 x 55.9 x 29.8 cm )
Description: 
Portrait bust.
Credit Line: 
Gift of Mr. John Watts De Peyster
Object Number: 
1879.2
Marks: 
signed: on back: "Bissell" inscribed: front of socle: "DEPEYSTER"
Gallery Label: 
The subject of this portrait was born in New York, the son of Frederic and Helen Livingston (Hake) De Peyster. He was a trustee of the New York Society Library, a founder of the Soldier's Home, a vice-president of th Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Children, and a member of the boards of several charitable organizations. From 1829 to 1837 he was recording secretary of The New-York Historical Society, from 1850 to 1863, a vice-president, and president in 1864-66 and 1873-82.
Date Begin: 
0
Date End: 
1875
eMuseum Object ID: 
41262
Due to ongoing research, information about this object is subject to change.

Abraham DePeyster (1657-1728)

Classification: 
Date: 
1893
Medium: 
Dark brown patinated bronze
Dimensions: 
Overall: 28 x 13 5/8 x 16 1/4 in. ( 71.1 x 34.6 x 41.3 cm )
Description: 
Portrait (full-length)
Credit Line: 
Gift of Mr. and Mrs. Arthur Wiesenberger
Object Number: 
1967.43
Marks: 
signed: proper right side of base: "Geo. E. Bissell/Sculptor" inscribed: proper left side back corner: "Cast by the Henry-Bonnard Bronze Co/New-York-1893" inscribed: back of base: "The property of/Gen. John Watts de Peyster"
Gallery Label: 
Abraham De Peyster was the son of Johannes De Peyster (b. 1626), and was one of the most prominent citizens of New York. He became mayor of New York in 1691 and after the turn of the century he temporarily held the offices of president of the council, chief justice, and treasurer of the province. This statuette was the model for the life-size statue which Bissell made for Bowling Green. The following biographical sketch was provided by David William Voorhees, Papers of Jacob Leisler, Department of History, New York University: De Peyster, Abraham (1657-1728), Jacob Leisler business partner; born New Amsterdam, son of Johannes De Peyster [q.v.] and Cornelia Lubberts, bapt. Dutch Reformed Church, with Abraham Delanoy, father of Peter Delanoy [q.v.], and Delanoy's wife, Marritje Lubberts, sister of De Peyster's mother, as sponsors, July 8, 1657; cadet in New Orange milita, 1673; in Amsterdam to work in the family firm in that city, 1675-1684; married cousin Catharina de Peyster, daughter of Pierre de Peyster and Gertrude van Dyke, Sloterdyke, Holland, Apr. 5, 1684; elected New York City assessor, Oct. 13, 1684; commissioned ensign of the militia, Sept. 10, 1684; joined New York City Dutch Reformed Church by certificate from Amsterdam, Dec. 5, 1684; militia captain, 1685-1689; New York City alderman, 1685; appointed alderman in Dongan Charter, Apr. 27, 1686.
Date Begin: 
0
Date End: 
1893
eMuseum Object ID: 
41260
Due to ongoing research, information about this object is subject to change.

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