Hugh Williamson, M.D. (1735-1819)

Hugh Williamson, M.D. (1735-1819)
Title
Hugh Williamson, M.D. (1735-1819)
Date 
1816
Medium 
Painted plaster
Dimensions 
Overall: 12 1/4 x 6 1/4 x 4 7/8 in. ( 31.1 x 15.9 x 12.4 cm )
Description 
Portrait bust
Credit Line 
Gift from Dr. David Hosack
Object Number 
X.58
Marks 
inscribed: "W. J. Coffee F...[ecit?] New York"
Gallery Label 
The subject, a native of West Nottingham, Pennsylvania, was elected to the American Philosophical Society in 1768, and with his close friend Benjamin Franklin he conducted numerous scientific investigations. He was a delegate to the Continental Congresses of 1782 and 1787, and in 1789 he was elected to the First Congress, where he served until 1793. He was an active member of The New-York Historical Society.
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Creative: Tronvig Group