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General John Maunsell (1724/25?-1795)

Object Number: 
Late 18th century
Oil on canvas
Frame: 34 x 29 1/4 x 2 1/2 in. ( 86.4 x 74.3 x 6.4 cm ) Image (viewable): 26 1/2 x 21 1/2 in. (67.3 x 54.6 cm)
Rectangular portrait with bust of male subject in costume of British military officer against solid black background.
Gallery Label: 
According to the donor, a descendant of the subject, Maunsell, a British officer born in Limerick, Ireland, married an American, Mrs. Wraxall (née Elizabeth Stillwell), in 1763, and the couple resided in Greenwich Village in a house belonging to Oliver De Lancey. The Maunsells returned to Ireland before the Revolution, but in 1784 they moved back to New York. Maunsell had property in Harlem, in the vicinity of 157th Street and St. Nicholas Avenue. Mrs. Maunsell lived there until 1815.
Credit Line: 
Gift of Susan Gillotti in memory of Helen Elizabeth Crosby
Due to ongoing research, information about this object is subject to change.
Creative: Tronvig Group