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Christopher Henry Spingler (1747-1814)

Object Number: 
1966.35
Date: 
1831
Medium: 
Oil on canvas
Dimensions: 
Overall: 30 x 24 in. ( 76.2 x 61 cm )
Marks: 
inscription: on back: "Henry Spingler / AE 58- / EV Coe / 1831"
Gallery Label: 
The subject, the son of Balthus Spingler, is recorded in the New York City Directory as a butcher and shopkeeper. He was also active in buying, selling, and leasing land in New York. In 1788 he purchased a 22-acre plot at what is now 13th Street to 16th Street between Fourth and Sixth avenues. The Society owns a watercolor of 1848 by William R. Miller showing the original house on Spingler's farm. The Spingler Institute, a fashionable girls' school on Union Square, was founded by the subject.
Credit Line: 
Bequest of Cornelius Von Erden Mitchell
Due to ongoing research, information about this object is subject to change.
Creative: Tronvig Group