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Benjamin B. Sherman (1811-1885)
Date: 1885
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Medium: Pastel on paper
Dimensions: Overall: 30 x 25 in. ( 76.2 x 63.5 cm )
Credit Line: Gift of Charles A. Sherman, son of the sitter
Object Number: 1913.4
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Inscribed: Signed and inscribed at lower left in pastel: "G. Gerhard '85"

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The subject came to New York from Long Branch, New Jersey, in 1828 and became a clerk in a grocery house, eventually becoming a partner in McCoon and Sherman, later Sherman and Collins. He later became president of the Mechanics National Bank, New York, and was treasurer of The New-York Historical Society from 1878 to 1884. His portrait was a gift to the Society from his son.