David Dows (1814-1890)
Oil on linen
Overall: 30 x 25 in. ( 76.2 x 63.5 cm )
The subject was a successful New York grain merchant; member of the Chamber of Commerce, 1875-90; employed by his brother in the grain trade; amassed a fortune in a comparatively few years; one of the organizers of the New York Corn Exchange; saved the government an enormous amount of money by his purchase of supplies for the Army during the Civil War; portrait presented by his family.
Bequest of Mr. Olin Dows
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