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James Kent (1763-1847)

James Kent (1763-1847)
Title
James Kent (1763-1847)
Date 
1840
Medium 
Painted plaster
Dimensions 
Overall: 26 x 16 x 10 1/4 in. ( 66 x 40.6 x 26 cm )
Description 
Portrait bust.
Credit Line 
Gift of Mr. John Jay
Object Number 
1840.4
Marks 
brass plaque: "JAMES KENT/SHOBAL V. CLEVENGER/PRESENTED BY JOHN JAY, Nov. 3, 1840"
Gallery Label 
Kent was born in Fredericksburgh, New York, the son of Moss and Hannah (Rogers) Kent. He practiced law first in Poughkeepsie, New York, and later in New York City. His career on the bench began with his appointment to the New York Supreme Court in 1798; he became chief judge six years later. From 1814 to 1823, when he retired, Kent was chancellor of the New York Court of Chancery. He was elected an honorary member of The New-York Historical Society in 1813 and its fifth president in 1828.
Due to ongoing research, information about this object is subject to change.
Creative: Tronvig Group