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Samuel Untermyer (1858-1940)

Object Number: 
1949.68
Date: 
1901
Medium: 
Oil on canvas
Dimensions: 
Framed: 55 1/4 × 45 1/2 × 7 1/4 in. (140.3 × 115.6 × 18.4 cm) Unframed: 40 1/4 × 30 1/4 in. (102.2 × 76.8 cm)
Marks: 
Signed and dated upper left: "Zorn 1901"
Gallery Label: 
The subject, a native of Lynchburg, Va., received his law degree from Columbia in 1878 and became a partner in Guggenheim and Untermyer, New York. He was a successful trial lawyer, corporation consultant, and advisor to the federal government. In addition, he served as vice-president of the American Jewish Congress and as president of the Non-Sectarian Anti-Nazi League to Champion Human Rights which was organized in Amsterdam in 1934. His home was Greystone, an estate on the Hudson River.
Credit Line: 
Gift of Irwin Untermyer, Alvin Untermyer, and Irene Meyers Richter
Due to ongoing research, information about this object is subject to change.
Creative: Tronvig Group