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Joseph Griffiths

Date:
1794
Medium:
Watercolor on ivory
Dimensions:
2 7/16 x 1 15/16 in. (6.2 x 4.9 cm)
Classification:
Paintings
Credit Line:
Purchase, Bequest of Antoinette D. T. Throckmorton, by exchange, 1985
Accession Number:
1985.141.8
Not on view
This may be the Joseph Griffiths who was a mariner and merchant in New York, and later the chairman of the Republican Party in New York State in 1796. He was married twice, first to Sarah Leonard, on July 19, 1775, and then to Agness Van Wagenen, on April 11, 1781, in New York City.
Inscription: Inscribed in a later hand on rectangular paper label: Subject American / Sea Captain / Artist Unknown [crossed out] / c. 1794
Inscribed in a later hand on small rectangular paper label: 220
Engraved on verso: Joseph Griffiths 4th June 1794
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