David Hosack, M.D. (1769-1835)

David Hosack, M.D. (1769-1835)
David Hosack, M.D. (1769-1835)
David Hosack, M.D. (1769-1835)
Oil on canvas
canvas: 36 x 30 1/4 in. ( 91.4 x 76.8 cm ) frame: 47 1/2 x 40 1/2 x 4 1/2 in. ( 120.6 x 102.9 x 11.4 cm )
Credit Line 
Gift of the artist
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signature: lower right: "After T. Sully [original once attributed to] / by / A. G. Heaton" inscription: on back: "Portrait of David Hosack, M.D. & Pres. of N.Y. Hist. Soc. / B.1769, D. 1835 / Copied, 1910, by A. G. Heaton / from a portrait by Thomas Sully at the N.Y. Hospital"
Gallery Label 
A native New Yorker, David Hosack became a noted physician and one of the city's most prominent citizens. As a young doctor, he distinguished himself during the yellow fever epidemic of 1797-98, and he was the attending physician at the Aaron Burr-Alexander Hamilton duel. He was a biographer and historian as well as a founder and the fourth president of N-YHS (1820-1827). This portrait is based on an original painted by John Trumbull in 1806, owned by New York Hospital.
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Creative: Tronvig Group