John Pintard (1759-1844)

John Pintard (1759-1844)
Title
John Pintard (1759-1844)
Date 
1787
Medium 
Watercolor on ivory
Dimensions 
Overall: 1 3/4 x 1 3/8 in. ( 4.4 x 3.5 cm )
Description 
With hairwork on reverse.
Credit Line 
Gift of George Hancock Servoss
Object Number 
1906.2
Gallery Label 
John Pintard, the founder of The New-York Historical Society, graduated from the College of New Jersey (Princeton) with the class of 1776 and subsequently joined his uncle's mercantile business. However, he soon entered the China and East India trade for himself, making a considerable fortune which was totally lost in the market crash of 1792. Thereafter he held the office of secretary of the Mutual Assurance Company of New York and subsequently that of president of the Bank of Savings.
Bibliography 
Ramirez, Jan Seidler. "A History of the New-York Historical Society." The Magazine Antiques 167 (2005): 138-145.
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Creative: Tronvig Group