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George Pope Morris (1802-1864)

Object Number: 
1900.2
Date: 
ca. 1842-1845
Medium: 
Oil on canvas
Dimensions: 
Overall: 23 3/4 x 20 in. ( 60.3 x 50.8 cm ) Framed: 36 in. × 32 1/4 in. × 3 5/8 in. (91.4 × 81.9 × 9.2 cm)
Gallery Label: 
Morris, a journalist and poet, was born in Philadelphia and came to New York at an early age. He was founder and editor of "The New York Mirror, and Ladies' Literary Gazette," editor of the daily "Evening Mirror," and founder and editor of "The Home Journal." His most famous poem was "Woodman, Spare that Tree." This portrait shows Morris in the uniform he wore as an officer in the New York State Militia. His friends commonly called him "General" Morris.
Credit Line: 
Gift of Daniel Parish, Jr.
Due to ongoing research, information about this object is subject to change.
Creative: Tronvig Group