Fragment of Stuyvesant pear tree

Object Number: 
1946.212b
Date: 
1650-1750
Medium: 
Wood
Dimensions: 
Overall: 1 3/4 x 23 x 8 1/2 in. ( 4.4 x 58.4 x 21.6 cm )
Description: 
Section of tree cut vertically.
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.
Credit Line: 
Gift of the Estate of Col. J. Mayhew Wainwright
Due to ongoing research, information about this object is subject to change.
Creative: Tronvig Group