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Horatio Seymour (1810-1886)

Classification: 
Date: 
1846
Medium: 
Plaster cameo and wax mold in leather jewelry case
Dimensions: 
Overall: 1 7/8 x 1 5/16 x 7/16 in. ( 4.8 x 3.3 x 1.1 cm )
Description: 
Bas-relief portrait.
Credit Line: 
Gift of Mrs. Charles Stebbins Fairchild
Object Number: 
1926.53a-c
Marks: 
paper label: in box: "Cameo likeness of Horatio Seymour of W... N. York cut by Erastus Doer Palmer of Albany N. York Finished October 10, 1846 from Mrs. Charles S. Fairchild of Cazonovia N. Y. For the Horatio Seymour collection. N.Y. Historical Society
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: 
1846
eMuseum Object ID: 
42792
Due to ongoing research, information about this object is subject to change.

William Henry Seward (1801-1872)

Classification: 
Date: 
1930
Medium: 
Painted plaster
Dimensions: 
Overall: 28 x 13 1/2 x 13 in. ( 71.1 x 34.3 x 33 cm )
Description: 
Portrait bust
Credit Line: 
Gift of Mrs. William Penn Cresson (Margaret French)
Object Number: 
1953.13
Gallery Label: 
Seward began his law practice in Auburn, N.Y.; this practice, however, was secondary to his interest and activity in politics. He was elected to the state senate in 1830, and was elected governor in 1838 and 1840. He entered the U.S. Senate in 1849 and served two terms. Although defeated by Lincoln as the Republican party's candidate in 1860, he supported Lincoln and after the election was named secretary of state. The original of this bust is in Florida, N.Y., birthplace of the subject.
Provenance: 
Mrs. William Penn Cresson (Margaret French), daughter of the artist -the original is in Florida, NY, the birthplace of the subject.
Date Begin: 
0
Date End: 
1930
eMuseum Object ID: 
42703
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George Ludwig Christian Scriba (1753-1836)

Classification: 
Date: 
ca. 1800-1810
Medium: 
Colored wax
Dimensions: 
Overall: 3 x 2 in. ( 7.6 x 5.1 cm )
Description: 
Bas-relief portrait
Credit Line: 
Gift of Mrs. Katherine Prentis Murphy
Object Number: 
1955.2
Gallery Label: 
The subject was born in Vöhl, Hesse-Darmstadt, the son of a Lutheran minister. After mercantile experience as a young man in Amsterdam and the West Indies, he immigrated to the United States in 1783 and settled in New York. In 1792 he purchased a 500,000 acre tract of land between Lake Ontario and Lake Oneida which was known as Scriba's Patent. He founded the settlement of Rotterdam (later Constantia) on Lake Oneida where he died.
Date Begin: 
0
Date End: 
1810
eMuseum Object ID: 
42661
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George Ludwig Christian Scriba (1753-1836)

Classification: 
Date: 
ca. 1800-1810
Medium: 
Colored wax
Dimensions: 
diameter: 4 3/4 in. ( 12.1 cm )
Description: 
Bas-relief portrait
Credit Line: 
Gift of Mrs. Katherine Prentis Murphy
Object Number: 
1955.1
Marks: 
inscriptions: in ink on back: "Johann Christian/Rauschner/At Duane St./No. 6/New York"
Gallery Label: 
The subject was born in Vöhl, Hesse-Darmstadt, the son of a Lutheran minister. After mercantile experience as a young man in Amsterdam and the West Indies, he immigrated to the United States in 1783 and settled in New York. In 1792 he purchased a 500,000 acre tract of land between Lake Ontario and Lake Oneida which was known as Scriba's Patent. He founded the settlement of Rotterdam (later Constantia) on Lake Oneida where he died.
Date Begin: 
0
Date End: 
1810
eMuseum Object ID: 
42624
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Dr. John Osgood Stone (1813-1876)

Classification: 
Date: 
1868
Medium: 
Painted plaster
Dimensions: 
Overall: 8 x 7 x 4 3/8 in. ( 20.3 x 17.8 x 11.1 cm )
Description: 
Portrait bust.
Credit Line: 
Gift of Miss Katherine Rebecca Rogers
Object Number: 
1936.716
Marks: 
inscribed: on bottom in pencil: "made by John Rogers in 1868, New Cana.../ Dr. Osgood Stone of Salem, Mass., and New York City born Feb. 1st, 1813 in Salem/died June 7, 1876 in New York
Gallery Label: 
Stone was born in Salem, Mass., the son of Robert and Rebecca (Osgood) Stone. He graduated from Harvard Medical School in 1836 and eventually established his practice in New York. He was a physician at the New York Dispensary from 1845 to 1847 and attending surgeon at Bellevue Hospital from 1850 to 1857. He was appointed a commissioner when the Metropolitan Board of Health was founded in 1866 and served until the board was disbanded in 1869. After about 1865 Stone was the Rogers's family doctor.
Bibliography: 
Catalogue of American Portraits in The New-York Historical Society, New Haven: Yale University Press, Vol. 2, 1974, p. 768-9. Wallace, David H., John Rogers, The People's Sculptor, Middleton, CT: Wesleyan University Press, 1967, pp. 221, 231.
Date Begin: 
0
Date End: 
1868
eMuseum Object ID: 
42442
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Benjamin Silliman (1779-1864)

Classification: 
Date: 
1860
Medium: 
Cream painted and overpainted plaster
Dimensions: 
Overall: 32 1/4 x 21 1/8 x 12 in. ( 81.9 x 53.7 x 30.5 cm )
Description: 
Portrait bust
Object Number: 
X.55
Marks: 
inscribed: back of bust: "C B Ives. 1860" inscribed: back of under bust in red: "S-59" [old N-YHS cat #] inscribed: back of under bust in pencil: "59" [written twice]
Gallery Label: 
The subject was a chemist, geologist, and professor at Yale College. He was the first to encourage the study of geology in America, and was one of the most learned and well-traveled men of his time. Through his marriage to Harriet Trumbull he became related to the artist John Trumbull, and was instrumental in obtaining the large collection of the painter's work which is owned by Yale University. This portrait bust is a replica of one Ives modeled about 1839 or 1840 and exhibited in 1841 at NAD.
Date Begin: 
0
Date End: 
1860
eMuseum Object ID: 
42373
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Mrs. Philip M. Lydig (1879-1929)

Classification: 
Date: 
1928
Medium: 
Ochre brown painted plaster mixed with sand and hemp
Dimensions: 
Overall: 28 x 21 1/2 x 8 1/4 in. ( 71.1 x 54.6 x 21 cm )
Description: 
Portrait bust
Credit Line: 
Gift of the artist
Object Number: 
1951.462
Marks: 
inscriptions: under proper left shoulder: "RITA-1928 MH"
Gallery Label: 
Hoffman, the sculptor, was a good friend of the subject (née Rita de Acosta), and wrote of her in her book, "Heads and Tales" (1936, p. 68): "She had always attracted me as an exotic and fascinating personality, the perfect hostess who knew the art of making each guest feel himself the special attraction of the evening. No dull moment was ever permitted in her brilliant salons, at which were gathered together the various leaders of the intelligentsia, musicians, poets, and artists of her time."
Date Begin: 
0
Date End: 
1928
eMuseum Object ID: 
42352
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Samuel Osgood, D.D. (1812-1880)

Classification: 
Date: 
1869
Medium: 
Marble
Dimensions: 
Overall: 23 x 20 3/4 x 12 in. ( 58.4 x 52.7 x 30.5 cm )
Description: 
Portrait bust.
Credit Line: 
Gift of Mrs. Samuel Osgood
Object Number: 
1887.4
Marks: 
signed: on back of bust base: "F. SIMMONS/..ulptor/Rome 18.."
Gallery Label: 
A native of Charlestown, Mass., Osgood graduated from Harvard and went on to study theology at the Cambridge Divinity School. After holding serveral Unitarian pastorates, he succeeded the Rev. Orville Dewey as minister of the Church of the Messiah in New York in 1849, a position he held for the next twenty years. Osgood was long associated with The New-York Historical Society.
Date Begin: 
0
Date End: 
1869
eMuseum Object ID: 
42316
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Portrait bust

Classification: 
Is owned by NYHS: 
Yes
Date: 
ca. 1816
Medium: 
Painted pine with plaster
Dimensions: 
Overall: 24 x 15 in. (61 x 38.1 cm)
Place Made: 
North America, U.S.A., New York
Credit Line: 
Purchase, Abbott-Lenox Fund
Object Number: 
1959.53
Gallery Label: 

This bust of Chancellor Livingston came from the house of Dr. William Wilson (1756-1828), a neighbor in the Hudson Valley. When Dr. Wilson came to New York in 1784 from the University of Glasgow, bearing a letter of introduction to Livingston, the latter invited him to settle at Clermont. While there, Wilson became the Chancellor's intimate friend, and many years later the executor of his estate. The bust was carved out of pine and painted white to resemble marble. It was most likely produced after Livingston’s death on commission from Wilson, and may have been modeled after a portrait of the Chancellor, such as one painted by Gilbert Stuart in 1794.  

Date End: 
1816
eMuseum Object ID: 
42299
Sort order: 
22
Exclude from TMS update: 
Exclude from TMS update
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Joseph Priestley (1733-1804)

Classification: 
Date: 
ca. 1800-1809
Medium: 
Wood, leather, glass and inscribed backboard
Dimensions: 
Overall: 3 1/4 x 2 5/8 x 1/4 in. ( 8.3 x 6.7 x 0.6 cm )
Description: 
Bas-relief portrait.
Credit Line: 
Gift of John Pintard
Object Number: 
1809.2
Marks: 
inscribed: on backboard in pen: "Joseph Priestley LL. D/ Impression on Leather/Presented to/ The New York Historical Society by/ John Pintard/Oct 16th. 1809"
Gallery Label: 
This profile medallion of the clergyman and scientist Joseph Priestley is based on Ceracchi's Wedgwood profile medallion, sculpted in 1774, and was probably made by one of the several diemakers employed in Philadelphia at that time by the United States Mint.
Date Begin: 
0
Date End: 
1809
eMuseum Object ID: 
42120
Due to ongoing research, information about this object is subject to change.

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