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William D. Murphy (1796-1877)

William D. Murphy (1796-1877)
Title
William D. Murphy (1796-1877)
Date 
1842
Medium 
Oil on canvas
Dimensions 
Overall: 30 x 25 in. ( 76.2 x 63.5 cm )
Credit Line 
Gift of Eugene H. Paddock
Object Number 
1961.52
Marks 
inscription: on back: "Wm. D. Murphy aged 45 years / By His Friend Edw. Mooney / 1842"
Gallery Label 
Murphy operated a sailmaking and marine supply business on South Street in New York City. He served as a city fire warden for over ten years, as an alderman, and as a trustee of the Public School Society of New York. He was a member of the New York City Anti-Slavery Society and contributed generously to the Union cause during the Civil War. A number of his business and personal papers are in the Society's manuscript collection.
Due to ongoing research, information about this object is subject to change.
Creative: Tronvig Group