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Elihu Hubbard Smith (1771-1798)

Elihu Hubbard Smith (1771-1798)
Elihu Hubbard Smith (1771-1798)
Elihu Hubbard Smith (1771-1798)
Title
Elihu Hubbard Smith (1771-1798)
Date 
c. 1797
Medium 
Pastel on brown paper
Dimensions 
Overall: 9 1/2 x 7 1/2 in. ( 24.1 x 19 cm )
Description 
Portrait
Credit Line 
Gift of Dr. David Hosack
Object Number 
1833.1
Marks 
inscription: on wood backing: "Likeness of Dr. Elihu Smith author of Edwin & Angelina; / One of the Editors of the Med'l Repository / presented to the Histor'l Society / by David Hosack feb'y 19th 1833 / This likeness executed by / Sharpless [sic] celebrated Painter in Crayon"
Inscriptions 
Wood panel backing of frame inscribed in black ink: "Likeness of Dr Elihu Smith / author of Edwin & Angelina; / one of the Editors of the Medl. Repository / presented to Historl. Society / by David Hosack feby 19th 1833 -- / This likeness executed by by / Sharpless[sic] celebrated Painter in Crayon""
Gallery Label 
Born in Litchfield, Conn., the subject was the only son of Dr. Reuben Smith and Abigail (Hubbard) Smith. He graduated from Yale in 1786 and studied medicine in Philadelphia. In 1794 he established a successful medical practice in New York. He founded the first American medical journal, "The Medical Repository," and wrote "Edwin and Angelina," which was produced as a ballad opera in 1796.
Due to ongoing research, information about this object is subject to change.
Creative: Tronvig Group