Francis Hopkinson Smith (1838-1915)

Object Number: 
1949.71
Date: 
1896
Medium: 
Oil on canvas
Dimensions: 
Overall: 9 1/8 x 7 in. ( 23.2 x 17.8 cm )
Marks: 
signature and date: upper right: "J. Allen St. John / '96"
Gallery Label: 
The subject was born in Baltimore, a great-grandson of Francis Hopkinson, a signer of the Declaration of Independence. As an engineer in New York, his most notable work was the foundation of the Statue of Liberty. He pursued painting as a hobby, but was eventually recognized as a professional. He created the illustrations for several of the books he wrote: "Charcoals of New and Old New York" (1912), for example. He also wrote several novels.
Credit Line: 
Gift of George A. Zabriskie
Due to ongoing research, information about this object is subject to change.
Creative: Tronvig Group