John McComb (1734-1811)

Object Number: 
1925.29ab
Date: 
ca. 1800
Medium: 
Colored wax portrait with gilding, wood, and glass
Dimensions: 
Overall (wax portrait a): 9 x 8 1/4 in. (22.9 x 21 cm)
Marks: 
inscription: on paper on back: "This portrait / of / John McComb, / who departed this life 11th March / 1811, in his Seventy-Seventh Year / is / Presented to his Grand Son / Jno McComb Junr / by His Father / Jno. McComb. / April 1848"
Description: 
Bas-relief portrait.
Gallery Label: 
The subject was born in Princeton, New Jersey, the son of James McComb who had come to the Colonies in 1732 from Scotland. He was a successful builder and architect in New York City, and also served as city surveyor. New York Hospital and the North Dutch Church were among the buildings he designed. His son John Jr. was the architect of New York City Hall.
Credit Line: 
Purchase
Due to ongoing research, information about this object is subject to change.
Creative: Tronvig Group