Mary Gardiner Thompson (1844-1935)
Oil on canvas
Framed: 40 1/2 × 35 3/4 × 2 1/2 in. (102.9 × 90.8 × 6.4 cm) Unframed: 30 × 25 in. (76.2 × 63.5 cm)
Signed and dated lower left: "D. Huntington 1898"
The subject was the daughter of David and Sarah Diodati (Gardiner) Thompson and the granddaughter of Jonathan Thompson and of John Lion Gardiner, a descendant of Lion Gardiner who in 1639 settled what is now known as Gardiner's Island. Among Miss Thompson's many philanthropic interests was The New-York Historical Society.
Catalogue of American Portraits in The New-York Historical Society, New Haven: Yale University Press, Vol. 2, 1974, p. 796.
Bequest of Mary Gardiner Thompson
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