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John McComb (1734-1811)

Classification: 
Date: 
ca. 1800
Medium: 
Colored wax portrait with gilding, wood, and glass
Dimensions: 
Overall (wax portrait a): 9 x 8 1/4 in. (22.9 x 21 cm)
Description: 
Bas-relief portrait.
Credit Line: 
Purchase
Object Number: 
1925.29ab
Marks: 
inscription: on paper on back: "This portrait / of / John McComb, / who departed this life 11th March / 1811, in his Seventy-Seventh Year / is / Presented to his Grand Son / Jno McComb Junr / by His Father / Jno. McComb. / April 1848"
Gallery Label: 
The subject was born in Princeton, New Jersey, the son of James McComb who had come to the Colonies in 1732 from Scotland. He was a successful builder and architect in New York City, and also served as city surveyor. New York Hospital and the North Dutch Church were among the buildings he designed. His son John Jr. was the architect of New York City Hall.
Date Begin: 
0
Date End: 
1800
eMuseum Object ID: 
41748
Due to ongoing research, information about this object is subject to change.

Virginia Crocheron Gildersleeve (1877-1965)

Classification: 
Date: 
1949
Medium: 
Terracotta painted plaster
Dimensions: 
Overall: 21 1/4 x 15 3/16 x 10 1/2 in. ( 54 x 38.6 x 26.7 cm )
Description: 
Portrait bust
Credit Line: 
Gift of the artist
Object Number: 
1951.453
Marks: 
signed: proper left side of base: "MALVINA HOFFMAN/1949"
Gallery Label: 
Virginia Gildersleeve, the daughter of Justice Henry Alger Gildersleeve of the Supreme Court of New York State, received her master's degree from Columbia University. She taught English at Barnard College, and served as dean of the college from 1911 to 1947. The bronze portrait based on this plaster model is at Barnard.
Date Begin: 
0
Date End: 
1949
eMuseum Object ID: 
41659
Due to ongoing research, information about this object is subject to change.

Richard Watson Gilder (1844-1909)

Classification: 
Date: 
1909
Medium: 
Dark brown/ochre patinated bronze, lost wax method
Dimensions: 
Overall: 12 3/4 x 7 1/2 x 9 1/2 in. ( 32.4 x 19 x 24.1 cm )
Description: 
Death mask
Credit Line: 
Gift of the Heirs of Mr. Richard Watson Gilder
Object Number: 
1948.83
Marks: 
inscribed: on inner surface [twice]: "R W Gilder 1909"
Gallery Label: 
Gilder, a native of Bordentown, N.J., made his mark in the field of journalism. He became editor of the publication "Hours at Home," and when it merged with "Scribner's Monthly" in 1870 he remained as assistant and then managing editor. "Scribner's" eventually became "The Century Illustrated Monthly Magazine," one of the leading periodicals of the last quarter of the 19th century, and Gilder was its editor in chief.
Date Begin: 
0
Date End: 
1909
eMuseum Object ID: 
41658
Due to ongoing research, information about this object is subject to change.

Thomas Jefferson (1743-1821)

Classification: 
Date: 
1816
Medium: 
Red wax and black glass
Dimensions: 
Overall: 2 7/8 x 2 x 1/2 in. ( 7.3 x 5.1 x 1.3 cm )
Description: 
Bas-relief portrait.
Credit Line: 
Gift of the Gallatin family
Object Number: 
1880.5
Marks: 
inscribed: on back in pencil: "Jefferson"
Gallery Label: 
Valaperta modeled this wax portrait of Jefferson at Monticello between September 16 and 19, 1816.
Date Begin: 
0
Date End: 
1816
eMuseum Object ID: 
41589
Due to ongoing research, information about this object is subject to change.

Peter Augustus Jay (1776-1843)

Classification: 
Date: 
ca. 1840
Medium: 
Painted plaster
Dimensions: 
Overall: 25 x 20 1/4 x 10 in. ( 63.5 x 51.4 x 25.4 cm )
Description: 
Portrait bust.
Credit Line: 
Gift of Mr. Henry E. Pierrepont
Object Number: 
1843.1
Gallery Label: 
The subject was the son of John Jay, the first Chief Justice of the United States, and Sarah Van Brugh (Livingston) Jay. He studied law and practiced in New York. Like his father, he was a staunch Federalist and held several minor public offices. He was a trustee of Columbia College, his alma mater, and served as the president of The New-York Historical Society from 1840 to 1842.
Date Begin: 
0
Date End: 
1840
eMuseum Object ID: 
41582
Due to ongoing research, information about this object is subject to change.

Albert Gallatin (1761-1849)

Classification: 
Date: 
ca. 1815
Medium: 
Red wax with black glass
Dimensions: 
Overall: 3 x 2 x 1/2 in. ( 7.6 x 5.1 x 1.3 cm )
Description: 
Bas-relief portrait.
Credit Line: 
Gift of the Gallatin family
Object Number: 
1880.3
Gallery Label: 
A diplomat and financier, Gallatin was born and educated in Switzerland but came to the Colonies during the struggle for independence. He served in the Pennsylvania state legislature (1790-92), and in Congress (1792-93, 1795-1801); under Presidents Jefferson and Madison he was secretary of treasury; he later served as United States minister to France (1816-23) and England (1826-27). From 1843 to 1849 he was president of N-YHS.
Date Begin: 
0
Date End: 
1815
eMuseum Object ID: 
41574
Due to ongoing research, information about this object is subject to change.

Charles Brockden Brown (1771-1810)

Classification: 
Date: 
1810
Medium: 
Light brown patinated sandcast bronze
Dimensions: 
Overall: 18 x 12 3/8 x 13/16 in. ( 45.7 x 31.4 x 2.1 cm )
Description: 
Bas-relief portrait
Credit Line: 
Gift of Dr. LeRoy Kimball
Object Number: 
1955.173
Marks: 
inscribed: front of relief: "MDCCLXXI MDCCX/CHARLES/ BROCKDEN/BROWN/"The first American novelist"
Gallery Label: 
"The first American novelist," Charles Brockden Brown established his reputation as an author with the publication of "Wieland" in 1798. In the early 1800s he edited the "Literary Magazine and American Register," a political and literary monthly published in Philadelphia. This bronze medallion portrait was one of two cast by the sculptor. The original was made for a literary club in Philadelphia and the duplicate was presented by the sculptor to the donor.
Date Begin: 
0
Date End: 
1810
eMuseum Object ID: 
41556
Due to ongoing research, information about this object is subject to change.

Daniel James (1801-1876)

Classification: 
Date: 
1866-67
Medium: 
White marble
Dimensions: 
Overall: 25 x 22 3/4 x 11 1/2 in. ( 63.5 x 57.8 x 29.2 cm )
Description: 
Portrait bust
Credit Line: 
Gift of the James Foundation
Object Number: 
1959.41
Marks: 
signed: back of neck of coat: "MACBRIDE/ 1886/7"
Gallery Label: 
The subject, a native of New York State, was the son of Nathaniel E. James. He began his career as a clerk in the offices of Phelps and Peck, dealers in copper, tin, and iron in New York. In time he became a partner of Phelps, Dodge and Co., and from 1831 he was in charge of that firm's branch, called Phelps, James and Co., in Liverpool, England, where he made his home. He died in Beaconsfield, near London.
Date Begin: 
0
Date End: 
1866
eMuseum Object ID: 
41529
Due to ongoing research, information about this object is subject to change.

James Hazen Hyde (1876-1959)

Classification: 
Date: 
1895
Medium: 
Dark brown patinated bronze with ebonized wood frame
Dimensions: 
Overall: 25 1/2 x 19 in. ( 64.8 x 48.3 cm )
Description: 
Bas-relief portrait
Credit Line: 
Gift of James Hazen Hyde
Object Number: 
1949.2
Marks: 
signed: under proper right label: "J.Q.A. WARD/SCULPTOR" inscribed: proper right side of image: "6th/June/1876" inscribed: around proper right bottom edge: "Cast by the Henry Bonnard Bronze Co N.Y. 1895" inscribed: proper left side of image: "J.H./
Gallery Label: 
The subject was born in New York, the son of Henry Baldwin Hyde and Annie (Fitch) Hyde, and succeeded his father as president of the Equitable Life Assurance Society after serving as vice-president from 1899 to 1905. He was a founder of the Alliance Française in America, received the Grand Cross of the Legion of Honor from the French government, and was a member of the Académie des Sciences Morales et Politiques. He was also a member of The New-York Historical Society.
Date Begin: 
0
Date End: 
1895
eMuseum Object ID: 
41450
Due to ongoing research, information about this object is subject to change.

Quentin Crisp

Classification: 
Date: 
ca. 1998
Medium: 
Glazed terra cotta
Description: 
Portrait bust
Credit Line: 
Gift of the artist
Object Number: 
2000.34
Date Begin: 
0
Date End: 
1998
eMuseum Object ID: 
41432
Due to ongoing research, information about this object is subject to change.

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