Isaac Newton Phelps Stokes (1867-1944)
Oil on canvas
canvas: 50 x 40 in. ( 127 x 101.6 cm ) frame: 57 x 47 x 2 1/4 in. ( 144.8 x 119.4 x 5.7 cm )
signature and date: lower left: "DeWitt M. Lockman / 1930"
Architect, author, and philanthropist, I. N. Phelps Stokes was born in New York, the eldest son of Anson Phelps Stokes and Helen Louisa (Phelps) Stokes. He was a partner of Howells and Stokes, a New York architectural firm whose projects included the design for St. Paul's Chapel at Columbia University. Stokes, the author of the six-volume "Iconography of Manhattan Island" (1915-28), was the first recipient of the Society's gold medal for achievement in history in 1925.
Painted from life for the Society
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