Philip Hone (1780-1851)

Object Number: 
1931.4
Date: 
ca. 1845-1850
Medium: 
Watercolor on ivory
Dimensions: 
Overall: 3 1/2 x 2 3/4 in. ( 8.9 x 7 cm )
Marks: 
Signed: at right:"J.Carlin"
Gallery Label: 
A native New Yorker, Hone began his career in the auction business. He was so successful that by the age of forty-one he could retire from business to devote himself to his several interests, among them the formation of a splendid library and art collection. In 1826 he was elected mayor of New York and became active in the Whig party. He describes this experience in a diary he kept from 1828 until his death twenty-three years later. The manuscript diary (28 vols.) is owned by the Society.
Credit Line: 
Purchase, The Louis Durr Fund
Due to ongoing research, information about this object is subject to change.
Creative: Tronvig Group