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Silas Wright, Jr. (1795-1847)

Object Number: 
1956.192
Date: 
1842
Medium: 
Watercolor on ivory
Dimensions: 
Overall: 4 7/16 x 3 5/8 in. ( 11.3 x 9.2 cm )
Marks: 
signed and dated: lower right: "W. Blanchard/1842"
Gallery Label: 
A native of Amhert, Mass., the subject was admitted to the bar in 1819 and began his law practice in Canton, N.Y. Two years later he was named surrogate judge and became increasingly active in politics as a Jacksonian Democrat. He served two years in Congress (1827-29), and in 1829 he became comptroller of the State of New York. He served in the U.S. Senate from 1833 to 1844, and the following year was elected governor of New York. He retired to private life in 1847.
Credit Line: 
Purchase, The Louis Durr Fund
Due to ongoing research, information about this object is subject to change.
Creative: Tronvig Group