William Frederick Havemeyer (1804-1874)

William Frederick Havemeyer (1804-1874)
Title
William Frederick Havemeyer (1804-1874)
Date 
1874
Medium 
Cream painted and overpainted plaster
Dimensions 
Overall: 29 x 21 1/2 x 13 1/2 in. ( 73.7 x 54.6 x 34.3 cm )
Description 
Portrait bust
Credit Line 
Gift of Mr. William F. H. Armstrong
Object Number 
1915.17
Marks 
signed: proper left shoulder: "Julia Griffin/ March 1874"
Gallery Label 
Havemeyer was born in New York and educated at Columbia University. He made a sizable fortune operating a sugar refinery before beginning a career in politics. He became a member of the Tammany Society and in 1845 was elected to his first term as mayor of New York; he was elected two times more to the office, in 1848 and in 1872. His portrait was a gift to the Society from his grandson.
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Creative: Tronvig Group