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John Watts De Peyster (1821-1907)

John Watts De Peyster (1821-1907)
Title
John Watts De Peyster (1821-1907)
Date 
1897
Medium 
Copper alloy
Dimensions 
Overall: 11 1/2 x 7 1/8 x 5 1/2 in. ( 29.2 x 18.1 x 14 cm )
Description 
Portrait bust. Lost wax bronze.
Credit Line 
Gift of Mr. John Watts De Peyster
Object Number 
1897.6
Marks 
signed: under proper right shoulder: "Geo. E. bissell/sculptor" inscribed: under proper left shoulder: "Brevet Major-General/ John Watts de Peyster/N-Y.aged.76." inscribed: underside of base-back: "W.A. MAYER CHASER .97" inscribed: proper left of base: "CAST BY THE HENRY-BONNARD BRONZE CO/N-Y.1897."
Gallery Label 
John Watts De Peyster was the son of Frederic De Peyster from whom he inherited large tracts of land in New York City. He joined the New York militia in 1845 and eventually rose to the rank of brigadier general, was active in the organization of the New York City police and fire departments and authored several books, including "Personal and Military History of Philip Kearny" (1869) and "Napoleone di Buonaparte" (1896).
Due to ongoing research, information about this object is subject to change.
Creative: Tronvig Group