Joseph Young, M.D. (c. 1733-1814)
Watercolor, black ink, and graphite on circular paper, laid on a second sheet, inlaid into a third sheet
Overall: 3 1/4 x 2 5/8 in. ( 8.3 x 6.7 cm ) mat: 14 x 11 in. ( 35.6 x 27.9 cm )
inscription: bottom center: "Dr. Joseph Young"
Inscribed on second sheet in black ink below circle: "Dr. Joseph Young."
The subject was appointed a surgeon in the ninth Continental Infantry from Rhode Island in 1776. He was active on the Committee of Public Safety in Albany in 1780 and served as an army hospital surgeon and physician from 1781 until the end of the Revolutionary War. He then established private practices in New York and Albany. Anderson, who would later give up medicine to become an artist, entered his office as a pupil in 1789.
Gift of Samuel V. Hoffman
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