William Leggett Jenkins (1804-1903)

William Leggett Jenkins (1804-1903)
Title
William Leggett Jenkins (1804-1903)
Date 
1921
Medium 
Oil on canvas
Dimensions 
Overall: 30 x 25 in. ( 76.2 x 63.5 cm )
Credit Line 
Gift of Edward C. Delafield
Object Number 
1944.77
Gallery Label 
The subject was the eldest child of Silvanus Folger Jenkins and Hannah S. (Leggett) Jenkins, Quakers of New York. He joined the bank of America in 1846 and was elected president in 1846, from which position he retired in 1888. He was a charter member of the Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Children and a life member of The New-York Historical Society. This portrait is based on an original that dates from about 1830.
Due to ongoing research, information about this object is subject to change.
Creative: Tronvig Group