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Melancthon Taylor Woolsey (1780-1838)

Object Number: 
1954.107
Date: 
ca. 1820
Medium: 
Oil on wood panel
Dimensions: 
Overall: 34 3/4 x 27 in. ( 88.3 x 68.6 cm )
Gallery Label: 
The subject was the son of Colonel Melancthon Lloyd Woolsey, an officer in the Continental Army, and Alida (Livingston) Woolsey. He joined the navy as a midshipman in 1800, and proved himself a hero in the Battle of Sackett's Harbor, July 1812. His portrait was a gift to the Society from his great-grandson.
Credit Line: 
Bequest of Melancthon Woolsey Campau
Due to ongoing research, information about this object is subject to change.
Creative: Tronvig Group