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John Watts (1749-1836)

John Watts (1749-1836)
John Watts (1749-1836)
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 )
Portrait bust.
Credit Line 
Gift of the sitter's grandson, Mr. J. Watts De Peyster
Object Number 
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]
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.
Due to ongoing research, information about this object is subject to change.
Creative: Tronvig Group