William Leete Stone, Sr. (1792-1844)

William Leete Stone, Sr. (1792-1844)
Title
William Leete Stone, Sr. (1792-1844)
Date 
ca. 1825-1830
Medium 
Watercolor on ivory
Dimensions 
Overall: 3 3/8 x 2 1/2 in. ( 8.6 x 6.4 cm )
Credit Line 
Purchase
Object Number 
1949.38
Marks 
Inscribed: on back:"My Grandfather/Col. William Leete Stone/on ivory, painted/by Rogers"
Gallery Label 
The subject was born in New Paltz, New York, the son of the Rev. William and Tamson (Graves) Stone. From 1821 to 1844 he was one of the owners of the New York "Commercial Advertiser," and used that position to advance several causes in which he took a special interest, among them the Federalist party, the Erie Canal, and congressional emancipation of slaves. He also wrote historical novels and stories and several biographies. He was a member of the N-YHS executive committee in 1823-24 and 1843.
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Creative: Tronvig Group