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John W. Downing (1812-1888)

Object Number: 
ca. 1850
Watercolor on ivory
Overall: 2 5/8 x 2 1/8 in. ( 6.7 x 5.4 cm )
Inscribed: on paper backing:"John W. Downing/Born Septr 22, 1812/Married to Miss Wealthy/Ann Willis on Wednesday/May 13 th, 1840/Miss Wealthy Ann Willis/was born 27th Dec. 1818/Wealthy Ann Downing"
Gallery Label: 
Captain John W. Downing was harbor master of New York. His portrait was a gift to the Society from his grandson.
Credit Line: 
Gift of Mr. John Downing Griffith
Due to ongoing research, information about this object is subject to change.
Creative: Tronvig Group