Peter Augustus Jay (1776-1843)

Peter Augustus Jay (1776-1843)
Title
Peter Augustus Jay (1776-1843)
Date 
ca. 1840
Medium 
Painted plaster
Dimensions 
Overall: 25 x 20 1/4 x 10 in. ( 63.5 x 51.4 x 25.4 cm )
Description 
Portrait bust.
Credit Line 
Gift of Mr. Henry E. Pierrepont
Object Number 
1843.1
Gallery Label 
The subject was the son of John Jay, the first Chief Justice of the United States, and Sarah Van Brugh (Livingston) Jay. He studied law and practiced in New York. Like his father, he was a staunch Federalist and held several minor public offices. He was a trustee of Columbia College, his alma mater, and served as the president of The New-York Historical Society from 1840 to 1842.
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Creative: Tronvig Group