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Diedrich Knickerbocker

Diedrich Knickerbocker
Diedrich Knickerbocker
Title
Diedrich Knickerbocker
Date 
ca. 1850-1867
Medium 
Painted and carved wood
Dimensions 
Overall: 36 x 11 x 10 in. ( 91.4 x 27.9 x 25.4 cm )
Description 
Figure: Painted black with tan vest, walking stick in right hand, and bag over left arm; black tricorner hat, coat, trousers, socks; yellow-orange waistcoat; silver paint/leaf on shoe buckles
Credit Line 
Gift of the Estate of Mr. George Shepherd
Object Number 
1912.22
Marks 
brass plaque: on front: "KNICKERBOCKER/WHICH STOOD IN KNICKERBOCKER HALL/NORTHWEST CORNER 23RD ST. AND 8TH AVE/NEW YORK CITY/PRESENTED BY ESTATE OF GEORGE SHEPHERD./APRIL 29. 1912."
Gallery Label 
This figure stood in Knickerbocker Hall, erected for the Knickerbocker Stage Line at the northwest corner of 23rd Street and Eighth Avenue. The building was torn down in 1867.
Due to ongoing research, information about this object is subject to change.
Creative: Tronvig Group