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Richard Smith Clark (1803–1884)

Object Name: Bust
Date: 1854
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Medium: White marble
Dimensions: Overall: 29 x 19 1/2 x 11 in. ( 73.7 x 49.5 x 27.9 cm )
Description: Portrait bust.
Credit Line: Gift of Miss Helen M. Rives
Object Number: 1946.60a
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Clark first appeared in the New York City Directory in 1833, when he was listed as a merchant. For many years he lived at 830 Broadway, but in 1875 he moved to 450 Fifth Avenue, his permanent residence. This portrait bust was a gift to the New-York Historical Society from his great-granddaughter.