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Portrait of James Lenox (1800-1880)

Portrait of James Lenox (1800-1880)
Title
Portrait of James Lenox (1800-1880)
Date 
1859
Medium 
Watercolor, brown and black inks, and graphite with touches of gouache and heavy glazing on card
Dimensions 
Overall: 9 1/8 x 7 in. ( 23.2 x 17.8 cm )
Description 
Portrait
Credit Line 
Gift of Waldron Phoenix Belknap, Jr.
Object Number 
1950.230
Inscriptions 
Verso inscribed in graphite at center: "Painted by J B Wandesforde / from a picture by Leslie / 1839 / R L Banks / Likeness of / James Lenox Esq"
Gallery Label 
James Lenox was the son of Robert and Rachel (Carmer) Lenox of New York. He was educated at Columbia College (A.B., 1818) and admitted to the bar in 1822. He was an avid bibliophile whose distinguished library was combined with the Astor and Tilden libraries in 1895 to form the New York Public Library.
Due to ongoing research, information about this object is subject to change.
Creative: Tronvig Group