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John Alsop King (1788-1867)

John Alsop King (1788-1867)
Title
John Alsop King (1788-1867)
Date 
ca. 1855
Medium 
Painted plaster, wood and glass
Dimensions 
Overall: 22 x 18 in. ( 55.9 x 45.7 cm )
Description 
Bas-relief portrait
Credit Line 
Gift of Mrs. Gherardi Davis and Miss Ellen King
Object Number 
1909.28
Gallery Label 
John Alsop King was the son of Rufus King (1755-1827) and the brother of Edward King (1795-1836). He entered politics in the 1820s, became a member of the newly formed Republican party in 1856, and was elected governor of New York the following year. This bas-relief portrait of him was a gift to the Society from his granddaughters.
Due to ongoing research, information about this object is subject to change.
Creative: Tronvig Group