John Christopher O'Conor (1847-1933)

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Oil on canvas
canvas: 84 x 40 in. ( 213.4 x 101.6 cm )
Signed and dated at left: "Harper Pennington ’94" inscription: upper left, under O'Conor family coat of arms: "John Christopher O'Conor"
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The subject graduated from Columbia University Law School in 1870 and practiced law in New York for over sixty years. His portrait, which was painted in Newport, Rhode Island, is a good example of the type of portraiture in favor just before the turn of the century among those genteel wealthy Americans whose favorite summer residence was Newport. The portrait was a gift to the Society from his widow and their son.
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Gift of Mrs. John Christopher O'Conor and Norreys Jephson O'Conor
Due to ongoing research, information about this object is subject to change.
Creative: Tronvig Group