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Overall: 13 3/4 x 30 x 20 3/4 in., 42 lb. (34.9 x 76.2 x 52.7 cm, 19.1 kg)
inscribed: on base: "S 12" [old N-YHS # ]
"About 1820, William John Coffee executed in plaster, the portrait of DeWitt Clinton from which Asher B. Durand made his engraving for David Hosack's Memoirs of DeWitt Clinton" (an impression of this engraving is in the print collection of N-YHS).
Gift of John Pintard
Due to ongoing research, information about this object is subject to change.
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