George Ludwig Christian Scriba (1753-1836)

George Ludwig Christian Scriba (1753-1836)
Title
George Ludwig Christian Scriba (1753-1836)
Date 
ca. 1800-1810
Medium 
Colored wax
Dimensions 
diameter: 4 3/4 in. ( 12.1 cm )
Description 
Bas-relief portrait
Credit Line 
Gift of Mrs. Katherine Prentis Murphy
Object Number 
1955.1
Marks 
inscriptions: in ink on back: "Johann Christian/Rauschner/At Duane St./No. 6/New York"
Gallery Label 
The subject was born in Vöhl, Hesse-Darmstadt, the son of a Lutheran minister. After mercantile experience as a young man in Amsterdam and the West Indies, he immigrated to the United States in 1783 and settled in New York. In 1792 he purchased a 500,000 acre tract of land between Lake Ontario and Lake Oneida which was known as Scriba's Patent. He founded the settlement of Rotterdam (later Constantia) on Lake Oneida where he died.
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Creative: Tronvig Group