signature and date: at left: "C. Ayer Whipple / 1906"
After the death of Orrando Perry Dexter, in 1903, his father, Henry Dexter, donated a large sum of money toward the building in which the The New-York Historical Society is now located. This portrait, which was painted posthumously from a photograph, was probably commissioned as a memorial to be presented to the Society.
Gift of Henry Dexter
Due to ongoing research, information about this object is subject to change.
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