Reuben Moore House, Chatham, New York; verso: sketch of buildings
Watercolor, graphite, gouache, white lead pigment, and black ink; black ink over graphite
Overall: 17 1/2 x 22 3/8 in. ( 44.4 x 56.8 cm ) mat: 26 x 34 in. ( 66 x 86.4 cm )
Inscribed and signed along lower border outside image in black ink: "THE RESIDENCE of Mr. REUBEN MOORE in the SOUTH PART of CHATHAM in / the STATE of NEW YORK. TAKEN JULY 1830, by Charlotte T. Moore, for / Miss Emily C. Moore."
Reuben Moore (1768-1858) was a prosperous Columbia County farmer of Chatham, New York. His grandson wrote that "he was a well educated man and called a philosopher. He was a good business man and owned a large farm in Chatham. He was of good judgment and moral character and highly regarded by all. He was a Master of Chancery (1813), and Coroner...(1799) and...(1801), in Columbia County. He was of medium height, would weigh about 160; had blue eyes and brown hair."
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