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Marshall Owen Roberts (1814-1880)

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Oil on canvas
Overall: 30 x 25 in. ( 76.2 x 63.5 cm )
signature and date: upper right: "G.P.A. Healy 1873"
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A native of New York, the subject operated and built steamships, including the "Hendrick Hudson," the largest steam vessel up to that time navigating the Hudson River. He made his fortune during the Civil War by leasing and selling steamships to the federal government. Roberts was active in the Republican party and served as delegate to its first national convention; he also ran unsuccessfully for office several times.
Credit Line: 
Gift of Beverly R. Robinson
Due to ongoing research, information about this object is subject to change.
Creative: Tronvig Group