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William Hickling Prescott (1796-1859)

Classification: 
Date: 
1859
Medium: 
Painted plaster
Dimensions: 
Overall: 9 7/8 x 5 5/8 x 4 in. ( 25.1 x 14.3 x 10.2 cm )
Description: 
Portrait bust.
Credit Line: 
Gift of Mr. William A. Greene
Object Number: 
1859.5
Marks: 
signed: at back of base: "T. BALL Sculp/Boston./1859" incised: at front of base: "Prescott"
Gallery Label: 
Prescott was born in Salem, Mass., and graduated from Harvard in 1814. A specialist in Spanish history, he wrote several influential books that earned him literary and scholarly acclaim. Among them were the "History of the Reign of Ferdinand and Isabella the Catholic" (3 vols., 1838), the "History of the Conquest of Mexico" (1843), and the "History of the Conquest of Peru" (1847).
Date Begin: 
0
Date End: 
1859
eMuseum Object ID: 
42118
Due to ongoing research, information about this object is subject to change.

William Beach Lawrence (1800-1881)

Classification: 
Date: 
1877
Medium: 
White marble
Dimensions: 
Overall: 22 x 11 3/8 x 9 in. ( 55.9 x 28.9 x 22.9 cm )
Description: 
Portrait bust.
Credit Line: 
Gift of Mr. Isaac Lawrence
Object Number: 
1882.175
Marks: 
inscribed: proper left side: "Dunbar/1878"
Gallery Label: 
William Lawrence was the son of Isaac and Cornelia (Beach) Lawrence. He became a prosperous lawyer and prominent citizen of New York in the 1820s and 1830s. This portrait of him was a gift to the Society from his son.
Date Begin: 
0
Date End: 
1877
eMuseum Object ID: 
42097
Due to ongoing research, information about this object is subject to change.

John Muir (1838-1914)

Classification: 
Date: 
1919
Medium: 
Black and terracotta painted plaster
Dimensions: 
Overall: 28 x 22 1/2 x 13 1/2 in. ( 71.1 x 57.2 x 34.3 cm )
Description: 
Portrait bust
Credit Line: 
Gift of the artist
Object Number: 
1951.446
Marks: 
signed: proper left side of base: "JOHN MUIR/Malvina HoffMAN 1919"
Gallery Label: 
The naturalist and explorer John Muir was born in Dunbar, Scotland, the son of Daniel and Anne (Gilrye) Muir, who immigrated to Wisconsin in 1849. He was one of the first to explore California's Yosemite Valley and in 1890, in conjunction with Robert Underwood Johnson, was instrumental in having it proclaimed a national park. The bronze version of Hoffman's bust of Muir, dated 1918, is located in Forestry Hall of the American Museum of Natural History in New York.
Date Begin: 
0
Date End: 
1919
eMuseum Object ID: 
42062
Due to ongoing research, information about this object is subject to change.

David Morrison (1823-1896)

Classification: 
Date: 
ca. 1865
Medium: 
Silvered plaster and wood
Dimensions: 
Overall: 14 1/4 x 11 x 12 in. ( 36.2 x 27.9 x 30.5 cm )
Description: 
Bas-relief portrait.
Credit Line: 
Gift of the New York Caledonian Club
Object Number: 
1934.152
Marks: 
inscriptions: Signed under shoulder: "Aug. A. Langenbahn" inscriptions: across bottom of relief: "General David Morrison" inscibed: on frame: "X.35" [old N-YHS cat #]
Gallery Label: 
A native of Glasgow, Scotland, the subject immigrated to New York in 1842. In May 1861 he was commissioned captain of company E of the 79th (New York Highland) Regiment; he was promoted to lieutenant colonel in January 1862 and to colonel in February 1863. He was breveted brigadier general in March 1865 for his "gallant and meritorious conduct" near Spotsylvania Court House in Virginia, in which action he was wounded.
Date Begin: 
0
Date End: 
1865
eMuseum Object ID: 
42018
Due to ongoing research, information about this object is subject to change.

William Henry Seward (1801-1872)

Classification: 
Date: 
1857
Medium: 
Painted plaster
Dimensions: 
Overall: 29 1/2 x 15 3/8 x 10 1/2 in. ( 74.9 x 39.1 x 26.7 cm )
Description: 
Portrait bust.
Credit Line: 
Gift of Mr. Charles A. Stetson
Object Number: 
1861.6
Marks: 
signed: at PR side of back: "C. B. Ives. 1857"
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.
Date Begin: 
0
Date End: 
1857
eMuseum Object ID: 
42011
Due to ongoing research, information about this object is subject to change.

Anne Morgan (1873-1952)

Classification: 
Date: 
1937
Medium: 
Bronze painted plaster
Dimensions: 
Overall: 34 1/2 x 24 x 16 in. ( 87.6 x 61 x 40.6 cm )
Description: 
Portrait bust
Credit Line: 
Gift of the artist
Object Number: 
1951.457
Marks: 
signed: under proper right arm: "MALVINA"
Gallery Label: 
The subject, daughter of J. Pierpont and Frances Louisa (Tracy) Morgan, was born in New York. She was the author of "The American Girl: Her Education, Her Responsibility, Her Recreation, Her Future" (1915) in which she put forth her ideas on the rights and privileges due the "modern" female in America. A bronze version of this portrait is owned by the American Women's Association, of which Morgan served as president from 1928 to 1943.
Date Begin: 
0
Date End: 
1937
eMuseum Object ID: 
41982
Due to ongoing research, information about this object is subject to change.

Mikhail Mordkin (1881-1944)

Classification: 
Date: 
ca. 1910
Medium: 
Bronze painted plaster
Dimensions: 
Overall: 23 1/2 x 21 x 10 in. ( 59.7 x 53.3 x 25.4 cm )
Description: 
Portrait bust
Credit Line: 
Gift of the artist
Object Number: 
1954.25
Marks: 
inscriptions: signed under proper left arm: "MALVINA HOFFMAN"
Gallery Label: 
Mordkin, a native of Moscow, Russia, was a celebrated ballet dancer and the partner of Anna Pavlova. He first came to the United States in the 1909-10 season when he and Pavlova introduced the Russian ballet to American audiences. After the revolution in 1917 he was placed in charge of the Soviet Opera House, but in 1924 he fled to find asylum in the United States. He settled in New York and organized his own ballet troupe which was later called the Ballet Theatre of New York.
Date Begin: 
0
Date End: 
1910
eMuseum Object ID: 
41981
Due to ongoing research, information about this object is subject to change.

Edmund Pendleton (?)

Classification: 
Date: 
1839
Medium: 
White marble
Dimensions: 
Overall: 24 3/4 x 22 x 9 1/2 in. ( 62.9 x 55.9 x 24.1 cm )
Description: 
Portrait bust
Credit Line: 
Gift of Mrs. E. Victor Loew in memory of Mr. John S. Rogers
Object Number: 
1951.445
Marks: 
inscriptions: Signed and dated on back of toga: "T.C. fect Romae 1839"
Gallery Label: 
When this marble bust was given to the Society, family tradition identified the subject as Judge Edmund Pendleton (1721-1803). This seems to be contradicted by the date inscribed on the back which places its execution thirty-six years after Judge Pendleton's death (though it is possible that the bust was made posthumously and based on another likeness). Another identification has been suggested: John B. Pendleton (1798-1866), the lithographer of Boston and Philadelphia. It is also possible that it is of Edmund Pendleton Gaines (1777-1849), a military man, who married his third wife, a New York socialite, in 1839. A third possible sitter for the portrait was Edmund Henry Pendleton (1788-1862), also a great-nephew of Edmund Pendleton. Edmund Henry was a lawyer and a judge in Dutchess County and a member of Congress from 1831-1833.
Date Begin: 
0
Date End: 
1839
eMuseum Object ID: 
41927
Due to ongoing research, information about this object is subject to change.

Anna Pavlova (1881-1931)

Collections: 
Classification: 
Is owned by NYHS: 
Yes
Highlight: 
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Date: 
1924
Medium: 
Patinated plaster on a wooden base
Dimensions: 
Overall: 25 3/4 x 20 x 10 1/2 in. ( 65.4 x 50.8 x 26.7 cm )
Description: 
Portrait bust
Credit Line: 
Gift of the artist
Object Number: 
1952.45
Marks: 
inscriptions: signed under left arm: "Malvina/1924"
Gallery Label: 
Pavlova, the famous Russian dancer, was born in St. Petersburg and studied at the Imperial Ballet School there. She toured America for the first time in 1910, by which date she had formed her own company, choosing as her first partner the brilliant Mikhail Mordkin who was succeeded by Adolph Bolm and others. Her most famous role was "The Dying Swan," choreographed for her by Michel Fokine.
Date Begin: 
0
Date End: 
1924
eMuseum Object ID: 
41922
Due to ongoing research, information about this object is subject to change.

Ivan Mestrovic (1883-1962)

Classification: 
Date: 
1925
Medium: 
Dark brown painted plaster
Dimensions: 
Overall: 39 x 23 x 23 in. ( 99.1 x 58.4 x 58.4 cm )
Description: 
Portrait bust
Credit Line: 
Gift of the artist
Object Number: 
1952.46
Gallery Label: 
The subject was born in Vrpolje, Croatia, the son of a carpenter. After an early apprenticeship to a marble cutter he studied art in Vienna. His sculpture achieved international acclaim in Europe in the years following World War I, and from 1923 to 1942 he was rector of the Academy of Fine Arts in Zagreb, Yugoslavia. His sculpture first came to the attention of Americans in 1925 when a large exhibition of his work was presented by the Brooklyn Museum.
Date Begin: 
0
Date End: 
1925
eMuseum Object ID: 
41904
Due to ongoing research, information about this object is subject to change.

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