Samuel Benjamin Helbert Judah (1804-1876)

Samuel Benjamin Helbert Judah (1804-1876)
Samuel Benjamin Helbert Judah (1804-1876)
Title
Samuel Benjamin Helbert Judah (1804-1876)
Medium 
Black ink wash and graphite on ivory paper, inlaid into a second sheet
Dimensions 
Overall: 7 1/4 x 5 7/8 in. ( 18.4 x 14.9 cm ) mat: 14 x 11 in. ( 35.6 x 27.9 cm )
Description 
Portrait
Object Number 
1903.19
Marks 
inscriptions: On back, bottom: S.B. Judah, May 6, '03
Gallery Label 
The subject was the son of Benjamin S. Judah of New York, a merchant who was ruined by the War of 1812. He was the author of three plays, "The Mountain Torrent" (1820), "The Rose of Arragon" (1822), and "A Tale of Lexington" (1823), which was unsuccessfully produced at the Park Theatre, New York. He also wrote dramatic poems and satires; one of the latter, "Gotham and the Gothamites" (1823), caused his imprisonment for libel.
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Creative: Tronvig Group