Alethea Lenox (1807-1878)

Object Number: 
1946.83
Date: 
1830
Medium: 
Oil on canvas
Dimensions: 
Overall: 34 x 27 in. ( 86.4 x 68.6 cm )
Gallery Label: 
Alethea Lenox was the youngest daughter of Robert and Rachel (Carmer) Lenox and the sister of noted New York philanthropist James Lenox. She married James Donaldson, the son of Robert Donaldson of North Carolina, in 1833. Her portrait was a gift to the Society from her grandniece.
Bibliography: 
Catalogue of American Portraits in the New-York Historical Society, no. 1768, Vol. 1, New Haven: Yale University Press, 1974, p. 449.
Credit Line: 
Gift of Mrs. Maria Banks Taylor
Due to ongoing research, information about this object is subject to change.
Creative: Tronvig Group