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On Friday, January 19 the Library will close at 2:30 pm and the Museum will close at 6 pm. On Saturday, January 20 the Museum will open at 3 pm.

Archibald McVickar (1789-1851)

Object Number: 
Ivory, wood, glass, painting, and guilding
Overall: 2 1/2 x 1 5/8 in. ( 6.4 x 4.1 cm )
signed: under shoulder: "Valaperta"
Bas-relief portrait.
Gallery Label: 
The subject, the second son of John McVickar (1759-1812) of County Antrim, Ireland, and Ann (Moore) McVickar, was born in New York. He received his A.B. from Columbia College in 1802, then studied at Peterhouse, Cambridge, England. He was an attorney with offices at 50 Wall Street. His portrait was a gift to the Society from his grandson and great-grandson.
Credit Line: 
Gift of Mr. John Archibald Devereux and Mr. Walter Evans Devereux
Due to ongoing research, information about this object is subject to change.
Creative: Tronvig Group