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Philip Hone (1781-1851)

Object Number: 
ca. 1825-30
Painted plaster
Overall: 35 x 22 x 11 1/2 in. ( 88.9 x 55.9 x 29.2 cm )
inscribed: behind PR shoulder: "S-32" [old N-YHS #]
Portrait bust.
Gallery Label: 
A native New Yorker, Hone began his career in the auction business. He was so successful that by the age of forty-one he could retire from business to devote himself to his several interests, among them the formation of a splendid library and art collection. In 1826 he was elected mayor of New York and became active in the Whig party. He describes this experience in a diary he kept from 1828 until his death twenty-three years later. The manuscript diary (28 vols.) is owned by the Society.
Credit Line: 
Gift of Mr. Charles E. Anthon in the name of his mother, Mrs. John Anthon
Due to ongoing research, information about this object is subject to change.
Creative: Tronvig Group