Cross section of Stuyvesant pear tree

Cross section of Stuyvesant pear tree
Title
Cross section of Stuyvesant pear tree
Date 
1650-1750
Medium 
Wood
Dimensions 
overall: 7 x 30 x 34 in.
Description 
Cross section of pear tree mounted on wooden platform with inscription "Section of the Old Stuyvesant pear tree four feet from the ground. Presented by Rutherfurd Stuyvesant."
Credit Line 
Gift of Rutherfurd Stuyvesant
Object Number 
1867.439
Gallery Label 
This fragment comes from the pear tree which was brought from Holland as a sapling by Peter Stuyvesant (1592-1672), the last director-general of New Netherland. The tree was planted at Stuyvesant's bouwery, or country estate, at what is now the northeast corner of Third Avenue and 13th Street. The tree stood until February, 1867, when a vehicle collided against it and sent it crashing to the ground.
Due to ongoing research, information about this object is subject to change.
Creative: Tronvig Group