A View of East River-Seat of Josha.Waddington ESQer
American School (, 1790 - 1810)
Ink wash on paper; image size: 3 5/8 x 6 3/16 inches
An early topographic view of a colonial home on the East River in New York City
In June 1784 Joshua Waddington, a tory merchant and businessman, was sued for £8,000 by Elizabeth Rutgers. He had taken over her brewery when the British occupied New York during the Revolution, using it for his gain, while she fled the city. Alexander Hamilton, an old friend of Waddington's was his attorney. He argued that because New York was occupied by a foreign power and under miitary order, certain laws were suspended and his client was not liable for anything during that period. He won the suit but this had serious ramifications for Hamilton. He had angered the supporters of state sovereignty and created international tension; he retained numerous enemies as a result of this case until his death.
Waddington, on the other hand prospered. He had many dealings with David Ogden, one in particular where they founded a town on the upper St.Lawrence River, which he named Hamilton after his late friend. The name was later changed to Waddington, New York.
|Drawing of People in Opera Boxes|
Munich School (Germany, 1870 - 1880)
Original pencil drawing, 4 x 6 1/2 inches, 1878, Munich. Six or seven [eople in what appears to be boxes at an opera. Inscribed, also in pencil, "This is F R Dhobridge 1878 Munich". Crease in center, ex- Kennedy Galleries.
|Inscribed Drawing of Man Smoking a Pipe |
Kenyon Cox (USA, 1856 - 1919)
Small drawing of a man smoking a pipe, 6 1/2 x 4 inches, signed "Kenyon Cox", and inscribed, To Strobridge- Souvenir- 21 Feb. '83". With an additional unsigned drawing on the reverse. Ex- Kennedy Galleries.
|Three-Quarter Profile Portrait of President Ulysses S.Grant|
Jacques Reich (Hungary/USA, 1852 - 1923)
Pen and ink drawing on paper of President Grant, 7 1/8 x 5 1/2 inches, circa 1880. Signed "J R" on his left lapel. Probably done for one of Scribner's historic encyclopedias.
|AN UNPUBLISHED ARCHIVE OF ABBOTT HANDERSON THAYER LETTERS, WHICH ALSO CONTAINS PHOTOS, SIGNED INVITATION CARDS, AND A DRAWING; WITH AN ADDITIONAL CORRESPONDENCE OF EMMA BEACH THAYER|
Abbott Handerson Thayer (USA, 1849 - 1921)
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