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William Henry Shelton (1840-1932)

Object Number: 
1932.57
Date: 
1880
Medium: 
Light brown patinated bronze
Dimensions: 
Overall: 11 x 10 1/4 x 3/4 in. ( 27.9 x 26 x 1.9 cm )
Marks: 
insribed: on back in pencil: "Wm Shelton/by/J. S. Hartley" inscribed: on back in red paint: "Mus. No 199; S-97" [old N-YHS cat #]
Description: 
Bas-relief portrait.
Gallery Label: 
The subject was born in Ontario County, N.Y., and served with the Army of the Potomac during the Civil War. He was later founder of the Salmagundi Club and served as its librarian. In 1908 he was appointed curator of the museum at the Jumel Manion, New York. Shelton is primarily known as an author; he wrote "A Man without a Memory" (1895), "The Last Three Soldiers" (1897), "The Three Prisoners" (1904), and "The Jumel Mansion" (1916).
Credit Line: 
Gift of Mr. Sidney A. Kirkman
Due to ongoing research, information about this object is subject to change.
Creative: Tronvig Group