Philip Hone (1780-1851)

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Oil on canvas
Overall: 30 1/8 x 25 1/8 in. ( 76.5 x 63.8 cm )
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A native New Yorker, Hone began his career in the auction business. He was so successful that by the age of forty-one he could retire from business to devote himself to his several interests, among them the formation of a splendid library and art collection. In 1826 he was elected mayor of New York and became active in the Whig party. He describes this experience in a diary he kept from 1828 until his death twenty-three years later. The manuscript diary (28 vols.) is owned by the Society.
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Purchase, The Art and Prosper Guerry Funds
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Creative: Tronvig Group