Skip navigation
Peter Augustus Jay (1776–1843)

Object Name: Bust
Date: ca. 1840
Related People:
Medium: Painted plaster
Dimensions: Overall: 29 1/4 x 20 1/2 x 11 1/2 in. ( 74.3 x 52.1 x 29.2 cm )
Description: Portrait bust.
Credit Line: Gift of Mr. Lewis M. Rutherford
Object Number: 1884.7
Send to a Friend
Inscribed: Inscribed on underside in red paint: "S-47"

Gallery Label:

The subject was the son of John Jay, the first Chief Justice of the United States, and Sarah Van Brugh (Livingston) Jay. He studied law and practiced in New York. Like his father, he was a staunch Federalist and held several minor public offices. He was a trustee of Columbia College, his alma mater, and served as the president of the New-York Historical Society from 1840 to 1842.

Exhibitions:

Robert Lehman Sculpture Gallery, New-York Historical Society, November 2000–2014.