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Augustus Wright (1765-1819)

Object Name: Portrait
Date: ca. 1815
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Medium: Oil on canvas
Dimensions: Overall: 30 x 25 in. ( 76.2 x 63.5 cm )
Credit Line: Gift of Howland D. Perrine
Object Number: 1925.1
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Marks: Label on back of frame: "Hon. Augustus Wright / born May 8, 1765--died March 28, 1819 / Resided No. 99 Beekman St. / Merchant No. 180 Front St. / Member Columbian Order 1797 / Member New York Assembly 1814-15"

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The subject was a New York merchant and sailmaker. He was in business at 180 Front Street with Stephen Allen, later mayor of New York. He was a member of the New York Assembly (1814-15) and the Columbian Order (the Tammany Society). His portrait was a gift to the Society from his great-grandson.