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Portrait of Benjamin Root Spelman (1811-1895)

Portrait of Benjamin Root Spelman (1811-1895)
Portrait of Benjamin Root Spelman (1811-1895)
c. 1845-50
Pastel on paper
Overall: 40 x 29 in. ( 101.6 x 73.7 cm )
Credit Line 
Gift of Harry MacNeill Bland
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Gallery Label 
Spelman was the senior partner of the firm of B. R. and R. L. Spelman of Albany, New York. From 1842 to 1858 he was the commander of the Albany Burgesses Corps, a military organization which had been founded in 1833. He was a member of the Histrionic Society of Albany, the Young Men's Association, and the Albany Institute.
Due to ongoing research, information about this object is subject to change.
Creative: Tronvig Group