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Philip Hone (1780-1851)

Philip Hone (1780-1851)
Philip Hone (1780-1851)
Painted plaster
Overall: 28 1/2 x 17 1/4 x 9 3/4 in. ( 72.4 x 43.8 x 24.8 cm )
Portrait bust.
Credit Line 
Gift of Mr. James Herring
Object Number 
inscribed: on back in pencil: "S-33" [old N-YHS #]
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.
Due to ongoing research, information about this object is subject to change.
Creative: Tronvig Group