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Peter Augustus Jay (1776-1843)

Object Number: 
ca. 1840
Painted plaster
Overall: 29 1/4 x 20 1/2 x 11 1/2 in. ( 74.3 x 52.1 x 29.2 cm )
inscribed: underside in red paint: "S-47" [old N-YHS #]
Portrait bust.
Gallery Label: 
The subject was the son of John Jay, the first Chief Justice of the United States, and Sarah Van Brugh (Livingston) Jay. He studied law and practiced in New York. Like his father, he was a staunch Federalist and held several minor public offices. He was a trustee of Columbia College, his alma mater, and served as the president of The New-York Historical Society from 1840 to 1842.
Credit Line: 
Gift of Mr. Lewis M. Rutherford
Due to ongoing research, information about this object is subject to change.
Creative: Tronvig Group