Thursday, April 17, 2014

Allgemeine Moden-Zeitung, 1862.



Allgemeine Moden-Zeitung, 1862.  University of Dusseldorf. 





Allgemeine Moden-Zeitung, 1862.

Allgemeine Moden-Zeitung, 1862.  University of Dusseldorf. 

Le Moniteur de la Mode, 1858

Le Moniteur de la Mode, 1858.  University of Dusseldorf.

Mrs. Gerard (Susan) Stuyvesant, ca. 1858



Mrs. Gerard (Susan) Stuyvesant (1812-1899)

DATE 1858

ARTIST/MAKER:Richard Morell Staigg

RELATED PERSON:Susan Rivington Stuyvesant

MEDIUM oil on ivory

DIMENSIONS Overall: 4 3/8 x 3 1/2 in. ( 11.1 x 8.9 cm )

CREDIT LINE Gift of the Estate of Augustus Van Horne Stuyvesant, Jr.

OBJECT NUMBER 1957.57

MARKS signed and dated: at right: "R.M. Staigg/1858" engraved: on back of frame: "Susan Rivington Stuyvesant."

GALLERY LABEL Susan Rivington Van Horne was the younger daughter of Augustus Cornelius Van Horne and Margaret (Livingston) Van Horne. She married Gerard Stuyvesant on November 24, 1836. Mrs. Stuyvesant was an amateur artist who painted portraits and historical scenes.

PROVENANCE The Augustus Van Horne Stuyvesant, Jr. Collection

The New York Historical Society

Mrs. Elisha (Mary) Riggs, ca. 1855-60


Mrs. Elisha (Mary) Riggs (1798-1870)

DATE ca. 1855-1860

DEPICTED:Mary Riggs

MEDIUM Enamel on ivory

DIMENSIONS Overall: 1 7/8 x 1 1/2 in. ( 4.8 x 3.8 cm )

CREDIT LINE Gift of the Estate of Mrs. Robert B. Noyes, through R. Keith Kane

OBJECT NUMBER 1943.186

MARKS inscription: on back: "Marianne [sic] Karrick/second wife of/Elisha Riggs/Born july 18, 1798/Died Feb. 26, 1870/mother of/Joseph Karrick Riggs."

GALLERY LABEL Mary Ann Karrick, daughter of Joseph and Rebecca (Ord) Karrick of Philadelphia, was the second wife of Elisha Riggs, dry goods merchant and banker of Georgetown, District of Columbia, and partner of George Peabody. She was the step-mother of George Washington Riggs, founder of the Riggs National Bank of Washington, D.C., and the mother of William Henry Riggs whose famous collection of medieval armor and art was given to the Metropolitan Museum of Art.

The New York Historical Society

Learning to Slide, ca. 1862




Learning to Slide, ca, 1862

ARTIST/MAKER:Richard Morell Staigg

MEDIUM Oil on millboard

DIMENSIONS Overall: 8 1/2 x 6 in. ( 21.6 x 15.2 cm )

CREDIT LINE The Robert L. Stuart Collection, on permanent loan from the New York Public Library

OBJECT NUMBER S-150

The New York Historical Society

Girl's Head, 1862

Girl's Head, 1862

ARTIST/MAKER:Henry Augustus Loop

MEDIUM: Oil on canvas

DIMENSIONS: Overall: 12 x 10 1/4 in. ( 30.5 x 26 cm )

CREDIT LINE: The Robert L. Stuart Collection, on permanent loan from the New York Public Library

OBJECT NUMBER: S-210

The New York Historical Society