Henry Remsen Residence
Watercolor and black ink on varnished paper, laid on canvas, nailed to a stretcher
Overall: 13 3/8 x 18 in. ( 33.9 x 45.7 cm )
inscriptions: Lower center: Late Residence/of/Henry Remsen, Esqr.; Signed, lower right: C. Pollard, Del./6 Broad St. N.Y.
Inscribed at lower center outside image in black ink and red watercolor: "LATE RESIDENCE / of / HENRY REMSEN ESQr."; at lower right outside image: 'C. POLLARD. DEL. / 6 BROAD St N.Y."
Henry Ramsen (1762-1843), who was born in New York, was secretary to John Jay when the latter served as secretary of foreign affairs and to Thomas Jefferson when he was president of the United States. Remsen subsequently was president of the Manhattan Company. He married Elizabeth de Peyster and lived in this house at the corner of Cherry and Clinton Streets, New York City, from about 1823 until his death. There is a similar depiction of the house also in the Society's collection (1954.176).
Gift of Collection of Waldron Phoenix Belknap, Jr.
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