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Reverend Eugene Augustus Hoffman (1829-1902)

Classification: 
Date: 
1898
Medium: 
Brown patinated bronze
Dimensions: 
Overall: 28 x 22 3/4 x 14 in. ( 71.1 x 57.8 x 35.6 cm )
Description: 
Portrait bust
Credit Line: 
Gift of Mr. Eugene A. Hoffman
Object Number: 
1958.137
Marks: 
signed: proper right top of base:"Goddard SC" inscribed: back of base: "E. A. HOFFMAN D.D./1898" inscribed: top back of base: "FIRST BUST CAST IN Cire Perdue in America./THE HENRY-BONNARD BRONZE CO/FOUNDERS. N-Y. 1898"
Gallery Label: 
The son of Samuel Verplanck Hoffman, the subject was born in New York and educated at Rutgers and Harvard. He became an Episcopal priest and from 1879 to 1902 was dean of the General Theological Seminary. Hoffman, who was generous with the immense wealth left to him by his father, also inherited his father's board secular interests. He was a fellow of the American Museum of Natural History and 1901 to 1902 was president of N-YHS. His portrait was a gift to the Society from his grandson.
Date Begin: 
0
Date End: 
1898
eMuseum Object ID: 
41228
Due to ongoing research, information about this object is subject to change.

William Adams Delano (1874-1960)

Classification: 
Date: 
1944
Medium: 
Light bronze painted plaster
Dimensions: 
Overall: 23 x 14 1/2 x 9 1/2 in. ( 58.4 x 36.8 x 24.1 cm )
Description: 
Portrait bust
Credit Line: 
Gift of the artist
Object Number: 
1951.452
Marks: 
signed: on proper left shoulder: "MALVINA HOFFMAN/1944"
Gallery Label: 
Delano was awarded a diploma in architecture in 1903 from the Ecole des Beaux-Arts in Paris, and upon his return to the United States formed a partnership with Chester Holmes Aldrich. The firm designed, among other buildings, the Rockefeller mansion at Pocantico Hills, New York, the American embassy in Paris, and the Japanese embassy in Washington, D.C. The bronze is at the Lawrenceville School, N.J.
Date Begin: 
0
Date End: 
1944
eMuseum Object ID: 
41216
Due to ongoing research, information about this object is subject to change.

General John Joseph Pershing (1860-1948)

Classification: 
Date: 
ca. 1920
Medium: 
Copper
Dimensions: 
Overall: 12 5/8 x 7 5/8 x 5/8 in. ( 32.1 x 19.4 x 1.6 cm )
Description: 
Bas-relief portrait
Credit Line: 
Gift of Mr. Harry G. Friedman
Object Number: 
1956.88
Marks: 
signed: under shoulder: "A. H. Sander"
Gallery Label: 
A graduate of West Point, Pershing saw his first major action in Cuba during the Spanish-American War. Then followed tours of duty against the Moros in the Philippines (1901-03) and against Pancho Villa in Mexico (1916). It was as commander of the American Expeditionary Forces in WWI, however, that Pershing achieved his greatest fame.
Date Begin: 
0
Date End: 
1920
eMuseum Object ID: 
41203
Due to ongoing research, information about this object is subject to change.

Francis Lister Hawks, D.D. (1798-1866)

Classification: 
Date: 
ca. 1862
Medium: 
Plaster, wood, and glass
Dimensions: 
Overall: 20 1/2 x 17 3/4 x 1 7/8 in. ( 52.1 x 45.1 x 4.8 cm )
Description: 
Bas-relief portrait.
Credit Line: 
Gift of Reverend William Ernest Eigenbrodt
Object Number: 
1894.4
Marks: 
inscribed: on backing paper in pencil: "#29 PRESENTED TO MR HAWKS NOV. 1862/BY THE REV. FRANCIS L. HAWKS FOR THE HISTORICAL SOCIETY. FROM HIS OLD FRIEND, REV. DR. WM. E. EIGENBRODT"
Gallery Label: 
A native of North Carolina, Hawks first pursued a career in law after graduating from college, but in 1826 gave up jurisprudence for the study of theology, and the following year was ordained. By 1831 he had been made rector of St. Stephen's Church in New York, and then St. Thomas's Church, where he remained until 1843 when he resigned and moved south. From 1849 to 1862 the subject was again in New York where he was one of the founders of "The Church Journal." He was also a member of N-YHS.
Date Begin: 
0
Date End: 
1862
eMuseum Object ID: 
41183
Due to ongoing research, information about this object is subject to change.

Francis Lister Hawks, D.D. (1798-1866)

Classification: 
Date: 
ca. 1862
Medium: 
White marble in mahogany frame
Dimensions: 
Overall: 18 x 15 in. ( 45.7 x 38.1 cm )
Description: 
Bas-relief portrait
Credit Line: 
Gift of Mr. William Niblo
Object Number: 
X.36
Marks: 
inscribed: on frame in gold: "Francis L. Hawks"
Gallery Label: 
Dr. Hawks possessed a magnificent library of some two thousand volumes related to American secular and ecclesiastical history. At the time of his death the collection was purchased by William Niblo, owner of the famous theater, Niblo's Garden. A year later Niblo presented this extraordinary library to The New-York Historical Society, of which he had long been a member.
Date Begin: 
0
Date End: 
1862
eMuseum Object ID: 
41182
Due to ongoing research, information about this object is subject to change.

Francis Lister Hawks, D.D. (1798-1866)

Classification: 
Date: 
ca. 1858
Medium: 
White marble
Dimensions: 
Overall: 29 x 24 x 14 in. ( 73.7 x 61 x 35.6 cm )
Description: 
Portrait bust.
Credit Line: 
Gift of the Vestry of the Church of the Holy Savior
Object Number: 
1877.2
Marks: 
engraved: metal plaque on front center of socle: "FRANCIS L. HAWKES, D. D./DAVID RICHARDS/PRESENTED BY AUGUSTUS H. WARD JUNE 1, 1858"
Gallery Label: 
A native of North Carolina, Hawks first pursued a career in law after graduating from college, but in 1826 gave up jurisprudence for the study of theology, and the following year was ordained. By 1831 he had been made rector of St. Stephen's Church in New York, and then St. Thomas's Church, where he remained until 1843 when he resigned and moved south. From 1849 to 1862 the subject was again in New York where he was one of the founders of "The Church Journal." He was also a member of N-YHS.
Date Begin: 
0
Date End: 
1858
eMuseum Object ID: 
41181
Due to ongoing research, information about this object is subject to change.

Joseph P. Day (1873-1944)

Classification: 
Date: 
1924
Medium: 
Plaster painted to simulate bronze wih green patina
Dimensions: 
Overall: 21 3/4 x 17 1/2 x 12 1/2 in. ( 55.2 x 44.4 x 31.8 cm )
Description: 
Portrait bust
Credit Line: 
Gift of the artist
Object Number: 
1953.6
Gallery Label: 
Day rose from office boy in a wholesale dry goods firm to one of the nation's leading insurance brokers by the time he was thirty. Joseph P. Day, Inc., of New York, also dealt in real estate, mortgage loans, and appraisals and auctions of properties. Day negotiated many of the largest real estate transactions in New York in the 1920s. He was on the board of directors of several large corporations and on the real estate committee of the Metropolitan Life Insurance Co.
Date Begin: 
0
Date End: 
1924
eMuseum Object ID: 
41177
Due to ongoing research, information about this object is subject to change.

William Frederick Havemeyer (1804-1874)

Classification: 
Date: 
1874
Medium: 
Cream painted and overpainted plaster
Dimensions: 
Overall: 29 x 21 1/2 x 13 1/2 in. ( 73.7 x 54.6 x 34.3 cm )
Description: 
Portrait bust
Credit Line: 
Gift of Mr. William F. H. Armstrong
Object Number: 
1915.17
Marks: 
signed: proper left shoulder: "Julia Griffin/ March 1874"
Gallery Label: 
Havemeyer was born in New York and educated at Columbia University. He made a sizable fortune operating a sugar refinery before beginning a career in politics. He became a member of the Tammany Society and in 1845 was elected to his first term as mayor of New York; he was elected two times more to the office, in 1848 and in 1872. His portrait was a gift to the Society from his grandson.
Date Begin: 
0
Date End: 
1874
eMuseum Object ID: 
41151
Due to ongoing research, information about this object is subject to change.

Edward Stephen Harkness (1874-1940)

Classification: 
Date: 
1947
Medium: 
Light terracotta painted plaster
Dimensions: 
Overall: 24 x 19 1/8 x 12 1/4 in. ( 61 x 48.6 x 31.1 cm )
Description: 
Portrait bust
Credit Line: 
Gift of the artist
Object Number: 
1951.465
Marks: 
signed: under proper left shoulder: "E. S. HARKNESS/MALVINA HOFFMAN" inscribed: proper left front at base: "MALVINA HOFFMAN 1946"
Gallery Label: 
Edward Harkness inherited an enormous fortune from his father, Stephen V. Harkness (1818-88), one of the six original shareholders of Standard Oil and a partner of John D. Rockefeller, Sr. He also received large bequests upon the death of his mother, Anna (Richardson) Harkness, and his older brother, Charles W. Harkness. Thereafter his life was devoted to philanthropy; among the beneficiaries of his generosity were the New York Public Library, the Pilgrim Trust and Phillips Exeter Academy, N. H.
Date Begin: 
0
Date End: 
1947
eMuseum Object ID: 
41146
Due to ongoing research, information about this object is subject to change.

Joseph Keppler, Sr. (1838-1894)

Classification: 
Date: 
1894
Medium: 
Plaster
Dimensions: 
Overall: 9 3/4 x 7 3/8 x 5 1/4 in. ( 24.8 x 18.7 x 13.3 cm )
Description: 
Death mask
Credit Line: 
Gift of Mrs. Joseph Keppler, Jr.
Object Number: 
1958.20a
Gallery Label: 
The subject, a famous cartoonist and founder and editor of "Puck," was born in Vienna and came to the U.S. in 1867. For a while in the 1870s Keppler drew caricatures for "Frank Leslie's Illustrated Newspaper." He became famous for his lithographic cartoons of political and social figures, which were the epitome of satirical humor in America at that time.
Date Begin: 
0
Date End: 
1894
eMuseum Object ID: 
41119
Due to ongoing research, information about this object is subject to change.

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