John Watts (1749-1836)

Object Number: 
ca. 1835-1845
Painted plaster
Overall: 27 x 14 1/2 x 11 1/4 in. ( 68.6 x 36.8 x 28.6 cm )
inscribed: under PL shoulder in pencil: "62" painted: under base in red: "S-62" [old N-YHS #] inscribed: under base in pencil [scribbled out]: "39" inscribed: at PR shoulder: "...ATT" [illegible]
Portrait bust.
Gallery Label: 
This bust is based on an original of ca. 1830 by Robert Ball Hughes. The original bust was in the collection of New York City Hall until 1945 when a vandal destroyed it. A bronze copy, cast in Paris by Gruet about 1900 to 1906, is in the Metropolitan Museum of Art.
Credit Line: 
Gift of the sitter's grandson, Mr. J. Watts De Peyster
Due to ongoing research, information about this object is subject to change.
Creative: Tronvig Group