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Robert Macomb

Artist:
Edward Greene Malbone (1777–1807)
Date:
ca. 1806
Medium:
Watercolor on ivory
Dimensions:
Sight: 3 3/4 x 3 in. (9.5 x 7.6 cm)
Classification:
Paintings
Credit Line:
Bequest of Irving S. Olds, 1963
Accession Number:
63.122.1
Not on view
The sitter (1783-1832) was the lawyer and civic leader in New York City for whom Macomb's Dam across the Harlem River was named. This portrait is thought to date from the time of his marriage to Mary Cornell Pell.
the sitter's wife, Mary Cornell Pell (Mrs. Robert) Macomb, New York, 1806–1854; their daughter, Caroline Bertine Macomb (Mrs. William) Foster, Jr., 1854–1899; her son, Macomb G. Foster, New York, 1899– 1933; his nephew-in-law, Irving S. Olds, New York, 1933–1963
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