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John Wakefield Francis, M.D., (1789-1861)

Object Number: 
1859.8
Date: 
ca. 1835
Medium: 
Painted plaster
Dimensions: 
Overall: 23 x 12 3/8 x 9 1/4 in. ( 58.4 x 31.4 x 23.5 cm )
Description: 
Portrait bust.
Gallery Label: 
The son of a German immigrant grocer of New York, John Wakefield Francis graduated from Columbia College in 1809 and went on to distinguish himself as a doctor, teacher, and author. He was librarian of The New-York Historical Society from 1812 tp 1818 and its corresponding secretary in 1817-18. This portrait was a gift to the Society from his son.
Credit Line: 
Gift of Dr. Samuel Ward Francis
Due to ongoing research, information about this object is subject to change.
Creative: Tronvig Group