Prosper Montgomery Wetmore (1798-1876)

Object Number: 
ca. 1848-50
Oil on canvas
Overall: 30 1/4 x 25 in. ( 76.8 x 63.5 cm )
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The subject, a New York merchant and author, was the third president of the American Art-Union (1847-50), an organization that dispersed works of art to its membership by means of a lottery. When courts charged the Art-Union with violating the New York State anti-lottery statutes and ordered it to cease its activities, a number of its paintings and most of its records came to the Society. The subject was a member of the Society's executive committee from 1842 to 1848.
Credit Line: 
Gift of the American Art-Union
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Creative: Tronvig Group