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Gouverneur Morris II

Thomas Seir Cummingsca. 1840-1860

The Walters Art Museum
Baltimore, United States

Cummings, a native of Bath, England, came to New York as an infant and trained with Henry Inman. He was one of the foudners of the National Academy of Design and produced miniatures of noted individuals of his era.

The subject, the son of one of New York's delegates to the Continental Congress in 1778-1779, erected the Episcopal Church of St. Ann's in the south Bronx, New York. A railroad entrepreneur, he was one of the richest New Yorkers of his time.

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  • Title: Gouverneur Morris II
  • Creator: Thomas Seir Cummings (American, 1804-1894)
  • Date Created: ca. 1840-1860
  • Subject Keywords: male portraits
  • External Link: For more information about this and thousands of other works of art in the Walters Art Museum collection, please visit art.thewalters.org
  • Roles: Painter: Thomas Seir Cummings (American, 1804-1894)
  • Provenance: Owned by Herbert Lawton. Acquired by Abraham Jay Fink, Baltimore; by bequest to A. J. Fink Foundation, Inc., Baltimore, 1963; given to Walters Art Museum, 1963.
  • Object Type: miniatures (paintings); portraits
  • Medium: watercolor on ivory, hair
  • Exhibitions: Four Centuries of Miniature Painting from the Collections of the A. Jay Fink Foundation, Inc. and A.J. Fink, Personally. Baltimore Museum of Art, Baltimore. 1958-1959.
  • Dimensions: H: 3 1/2 x W: 2 3/4 in. (8.9 x 7 cm)
  • Credit Line: Gift of the A. Jay Fink Foundation, Inc., in memory of Abraham Jay Fink, 1963
  • Classification: Miniatures
  • Accession Number: 38.492

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