William Walton Woolsey (1766-1839)

Object Number: 
ca. 1812
Watercolor on ivory
Overall: 4 5/8 x 3 1/2 in. ( 11.7 x 8.9 cm )
Label: on back:"William Walton/Woolsey-Born Sept 15/1766 died Augt 6th/1839"
Gallery Label: 
The subject was the son of Benjamin Woolsey, Jr., and Anne (Muirson) Woolsey; he was a descendant of George Woolsey who came to America about 1820. The subject was a merchant in New York, and an officer of the New York Chamber of Commerce and of the Manufacturing Society of New York City. He was also a director of the Merchants' Bank, president of the Eagle Fire Insurance Company, and one of the governors of the New York Hospital.
Credit Line: 
Gift of Mr. William Samuel Johnson
Due to ongoing research, information about this object is subject to change.
Creative: Tronvig Group