Matthias Bloodgood (1802-1890)

Object Number: 
1909.17
Date: 
1858(?)
Medium: 
Oil on canvas
Dimensions: 
Overall: 23 1/2 x 19 1/2 in. ( 59.7 x 49.5 cm )
Marks: 
date: at right: "1858[?]"
Gallery Label: 
Matthias Bloodgood was the son of William Bloodgood and Doziah (Freeman) Bloodgood. A native of New Jersey, he moved to New York at the age of seventeen to work as a mason and a builder, and participated in the construction of many well-known buildings, including the Dutch Reformed Church and the People's Bank. Bloodgood was a director of the People's Bank and of the People's Fire Insurance Co., president of the Mechanics and Traders Society, and a member of the New-York Historical Society.
Credit Line: 
Gift of the Family of Matthias Bloodgood
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Creative: Tronvig Group