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Anthony Lispenard Robertson (1808-1868)

Object Number: 
ca. 1830
Watercolor on ivory
Overall: 5 1/2 x 4 1/4 in. ( 14 x 10.8 cm )
Gallery Label: 
The subject was born in New York, the son of the artist Archibald Robertson and his wife Eliza (Abramse) Robertson. A noted jurist, he served as assistant vice-chancellor of the State of New York in 1846-48 and as surrogate judge of New York County in the latter year; in 1859 he was elected a judge of the superior court of New York City and in 1866 was chosen chief justice, an office he held until his death two years later.
Credit Line: 
Gift of Dr. John E. Stillwell
Due to ongoing research, information about this object is subject to change.
Creative: Tronvig Group