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"The Mediator" - from Mariner’s Museum, Newport News, VA

Richard Rush and -1855

Smithsonian Institution Building, The Castle

Smithsonian Institution Building, The Castle

SUBJECT:
Rush, Richard 1780-1859
Smithson, James 1765-1829
Mediator (Ship)
Mariners' Museum (Newport News, Va.)
PHYSICAL DESCRIPTION:
Number of Images: 1 Color: Color ; Size: 6.54w x 4.12h ; Type of Image: Painting; Medium: Digital Image
TYPE:
Digital Image
Painting
DATE:
c. 1855
CATEGORY:
Born Digitial Images
NOTES:
Original Image is a Born Digital from Smithsonian Institution Libraries' and Smithsonian Institution Archives' online exhibit "From Smithson to Smithsonian: The Birth of an Institution,"
Digital Image of the oil painting, "The Mediator." The original painting is attributed to D. MacFarlane, and the original size of the painting is 59h x 88w cm (23 3/16h x 34 11/16w in). The painting is owned by the Mariners' Museum in Newport News, Virginia.
SUMMARY:
"The Mediator" transported Richard Rush with James Smithson's legacy, in the form of gold sovereigns packed in eleven boxes, as well as his personal effects including his mineral cabinet, library, and scientific writings, across the Atlantic Ocean. The ship arrived in New York harbor on August 29, 1838, and the personal effects were deposited with the collector of the Port of New York on September 1.
CONTAINED WITHIN:
SIL's and SIA's online exhibit "From Smithson to Smithsonian: The Birth of an Institution," http://www.sil.si.edu/Exhibitions/Smithson-to-Smithsonian/labels/039_high.html
CONTACT INFORMATION:
Institutional History Division, Smithsonian Archives, 600 Maryland Avenue, SW, Washington, D.C. 20024-2520, SIHistory@si.edu
TOPIC:
Boats and boating
Painting
Cargo ships
Ships
SI, Early History
Smithson Bequest
STANDARD NUMBER:
img0039_hires
RESTRICTIONS:
Image is owned by the Mariners' Museum in Newport News, Virginia
DATA SOURCE:
Smithsonian Archives - History Div

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Details

  • Title: "The Mediator" - from Mariner’s Museum, Newport News, VA
  • Creator: Richard Rush, -
  • Date Created: 1855
  • Subject Keywords: James Smithson, Founding of the Smithsonian Institution

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