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Oliver Wolcott Jr. (1760-1833)

Classification: 
Date: 
ca. 1840
Medium: 
Painted plaster
Dimensions: 
Overall: 28 x 17 x 10 1/2 in. ( 71.1 x 43.2 x 26.7 cm )
Description: 
Portrait bust.
Credit Line: 
Gift of Mr. George Gibbs
Object Number: 
1840.5
Marks: 
painted: in red on underside of base: "S 68" [old N-YHS #]
Gallery Label: 
Born in Litchfield, Conn., the subject was the son of Laura Collins and Oliver Wolcott (1726-97), who was a governor of Connecticut and a signer of the Declaration of Independence. He graduated from Yale in 1778, studied law, and began his practice in Hartford. In 1789 he was appointed auditor of the U.S. Treasury under Alexander Hamilton whom he succeeded as secretary in 1795. In 1817 he was elected governor of Connecticut, an office he held for ten years.
Date Begin: 
0
Date End: 
1840
eMuseum Object ID: 
43183
Due to ongoing research, information about this object is subject to change.

Woodrow Wilson (1856-1924)

Classification: 
Date: 
ca. 1920-25
Medium: 
Painted copper alloy, brass, and wood
Dimensions: 
Overall: 7 x 4 3/4 x 5/8 in. ( 17.8 x 12.1 x 1.6 cm )
Description: 
Bas-relief portrait.
Credit Line: 
Gift of Mr. Samuel V. Hoffman
Object Number: 
1926.51
Gallery Label: 
Wilson, the 28th president of the United States, was elected in 1912 and served for two terms. He attempted to maintain neutrality as Europe erupted into World War I, but in 1917 America entered the war. After the victory of the Allies Wilson advocated a League of Nations for Europe in which the U.S. would play a leading role; Senator Henry Cabot Lodge of Massachusetts, however, persuaded the Senate to vote against participation. Wilson was awarded the Nobel Peace Prize in 1919.
Date Begin: 
0
Date End: 
1920
eMuseum Object ID: 
43178
Due to ongoing research, information about this object is subject to change.

Paul Moritz Warburg (1868-1932)

Classification: 
Date: 
1924
Medium: 
Gold red/brown painted plaster
Dimensions: 
Overall: 16 x 9 1/4 x 9 1/2 in. ( 40.6 x 23.5 x 24.1 cm )
Description: 
Portrait bust
Credit Line: 
Gift of the artist
Object Number: 
1951.456
Marks: 
inscriptions: proper left shoulder: "PMW 1932/MH"
Gallery Label: 
In 1895 the subject, a native of Hamburg, Germany, became a partner in the banking firm of M. M. Warburg and Company; in that same year he married Nina Loeb, daughter of Solomon Loeb, of the New York banking house of Kuhn, Loeb and Company. He came to America in 1902 and became a member of his father-in-law's firm. In 1914 he accepted an appointment from President Woodrow Wilson to the Federal Reserve Board. His two-volume "The Federal Reserve System: Its Origin and Growth" appeared in 1930.
Date Begin: 
0
Date End: 
1924
eMuseum Object ID: 
43168
Due to ongoing research, information about this object is subject to change.

Felix Moritz Warburg (1871-1937)

Classification: 
Date: 
1935
Medium: 
Light colored bronze painted plaster
Dimensions: 
Overall: 21 1/2 x 17 x 10 1/2 in. ( 54.6 x 43.2 x 26.7 cm )
Description: 
Portrait bust
Credit Line: 
Gift of the artist
Object Number: 
1951.455
Marks: 
inscriptions: center back edge: "F. WARBURG/1935" inscriptions: below proper left shoulder: "M. HOFFMAN"
Gallery Label: 
A native of Hamburg, Germany, the subject came to the United States in 1894 when he joined the banking firm of Kuhn, Loeb and Company. In 1895 he married Frieda, the daughter of Jacob H. Schiff, the head of the firm. A generous philanthropist, he was chairman of the Federation for the Support of Jewish Philanthropies of New York City and a director of the Henry Street Settlement House. He was also interested in art and became a member of the corporation of the Museum of Modern Art.
Date Begin: 
0
Date End: 
1935
eMuseum Object ID: 
43167
Due to ongoing research, information about this object is subject to change.

Dr. Selman Abraham Waksman (1888-1973)

Classification: 
Date: 
1953
Medium: 
Plaster painted to simulate bronze
Dimensions: 
Overall: 25 3/4 x 25 x 18 1/2 in. ( 65.4 x 63.5 x 47 cm )
Description: 
Portrait bust
Credit Line: 
Gift of the artist
Object Number: 
1954.27
Marks: 
inscriptions: signed on front under proper left arm: "M. HOFFMAN"
Gallery Label: 
A native of Kiev, Russia, the subject came to the United States in 1910 and earned a Ph.D. from the University of California in 1918. Thereafter he began research in microbiology and joined the faculty of Rutgers University where he remained for nearly forty years. He received the Nobel Prize for medicine and physiology in 1952. The discovery of the drug streptomycin was one of his achievements.
Date Begin: 
0
Date End: 
1953
eMuseum Object ID: 
43114
Due to ongoing research, information about this object is subject to change.

Wendell Lewis Wilkie (1892-1944)

Classification: 
Date: 
1944
Medium: 
Light terracotta and grey painted plaster
Dimensions: 
Overall: 21 x 11 3/8 x 10 1/4 in. ( 53.3 x 28.9 x 26 cm )
Description: 
Portrait bust
Credit Line: 
Gift of the artist
Object Number: 
1951.460
Marks: 
signed: proper left shoulder: "WENDELL WILLKIE/1944 (c) M. HOFFMAN"
Gallery Label: 
A native of Indiana, the subject graduated from Indiana University Law School (1916) and practiced law in Indiana and Ohio. In 1929 he joined the New York firm of Weadock and Weadock which handled legal matters for the Commonwealth and Southern Corp., a large utility holding company. Four years later he became president of the corporation. He gained a reputation as a spokesman for business in opposition to Roosevelt's New Deal policies and in 1940 was the Republican nominee for president.
Date Begin: 
0
Date End: 
1944
eMuseum Object ID: 
43086
Due to ongoing research, information about this object is subject to change.

Amerigo Vespucci (ca. 1454-1512)

Classification: 
Date: 
ca. 1790-95
Medium: 
White marble
Dimensions: 
Overall: 19 3/4 x 12 x 8 in. ( 50.2 x 30.5 x 20.3 cm )
Description: 
Portrait bust
Credit Line: 
Gift of Mr. James Gore King
Object Number: 
1928.19
Gallery Label: 
After Columbus returned from his voyage in 1492, claiming discovery of a western route to Asia, Vespucci made several trips to the New World--between 1497 and 1503--during which he explored and made maps of several regions of South America. His name was first applied to the southern continent by Martin Waldseemüller in "Cosmographic Introductio," published in 1507.
Date Begin: 
0
Date End: 
1790
eMuseum Object ID: 
43070
Due to ongoing research, information about this object is subject to change.

Mrs. Nathaniel Thayer (1823-1897)

Classification: 
Date: 
1849
Medium: 
White marble
Dimensions: 
Overall: 21 x 15 x 9 in. ( 53.3 x 38.1 x 22.9 cm )
Description: 
Portrait bust.
Credit Line: 
Gift of Kiliaen Van Rensselaer
Object Number: 
1945.139
Marks: 
inscriptions: signed under shoulder, back of base: "R. S. GREENOUGH. SC./1849."
Gallery Label: 
Cornelia Paterson Van Rensselaer was the daughter of Stephen Van Rensselaer (1789-1868) of Albany, tenth patroon, and Harriet Elizabeth (Bayard) Van Rensselaer. She married Nathanial Thayer (1808-83), a financier and philanthropist, on June 10, 1846. Richard S. Greenough was a younger brother of Horatio Greenough, one of America's first academy-trained sculptors. This portrait was modeled before the artist's departure for Italy, cast in plaster, and carved in marble after his arrival in Rome.
Date Begin: 
0
Date End: 
1849
eMuseum Object ID: 
42859
Due to ongoing research, information about this object is subject to change.

William Henry Shelton (1840-1932)

Classification: 
Date: 
1880
Medium: 
Light brown patinated bronze
Dimensions: 
Overall: 11 x 10 1/4 x 3/4 in. ( 27.9 x 26 x 1.9 cm )
Description: 
Bas-relief portrait.
Credit Line: 
Gift of Mr. Sidney A. Kirkman
Object Number: 
1932.57
Marks: 
insribed: on back in pencil: "Wm Shelton/by/J. S. Hartley" inscribed: on back in red paint: "Mus. No 199; S-97" [old N-YHS cat #]
Gallery Label: 
The subject was born in Ontario County, N.Y., and served with the Army of the Potomac during the Civil War. He was later founder of the Salmagundi Club and served as its librarian. In 1908 he was appointed curator of the museum at the Jumel Manion, New York. Shelton is primarily known as an author; he wrote "A Man without a Memory" (1895), "The Last Three Soldiers" (1897), "The Three Prisoners" (1904), and "The Jumel Mansion" (1916).
Date Begin: 
0
Date End: 
1880
eMuseum Object ID: 
42830
Due to ongoing research, information about this object is subject to change.

Horatio Seymour (1810-1886)

Classification: 
Date: 
ca. 1850
Medium: 
White marble
Dimensions: 
Overall: 29 1/2 x 22 1/2 x 13 in. ( 74.9 x 57.2 x 33 cm )
Description: 
Portrait bust.
Credit Line: 
Gift of Mr. Walter G. Oakman
Object Number: 
1926.52
Marks: 
brass plate: on front: "HORATIO SEYMOUR (1810-1886)/ GOVERNOR OF NEW YORK, 1853-1854: 1863-1864/DAVID RICHARDS/PRESENTED BY WALTER G. OAKMAN 1926"
Gallery Label: 
Seymour was born at Pompey Hill, Onondaga County, New York, the son of Henry Seymour and Mary (Forman) Seymour. He studied law in Utica and was admitted to the bar in 1832. He immediately entered the state political arena and served as mayor of Utica and in the state assembly where he was instrumental in the passage of the Erie Canal legislation. He was elected governor of the state in 1852 and 1862, and in 1868 he was the Democratic candidate for the presidency, but lost to Ulysses S. Grant.
Date Begin: 
0
Date End: 
1850
eMuseum Object ID: 
42825
Due to ongoing research, information about this object is subject to change.

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