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Diedrich Knickerbocker

Object Name: Trade figure
Date: ca. 1850-1867
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Medium: Painted and carved wood
Dimensions: Overall: 36 x 11 x 10 in. ( 91.4 x 27.9 x 25.4 cm )
Description: Figure: Painted black with tan vest, walking stick in right hand, and bag over left arm; black tricorner hat, coat, trousers, socks; yellow-orange waistcoat; silver paint/leaf on shoe buckles.
Credit Line: Gift of the Estate of Mr. George Shepherd
Object Number: 1912.22
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Marks: Brass plaque on front: "KNICKERBOCKER / WHICH STOOD IN KNICKERBOCKER HALL / NORTHWEST CORNER 23RD ST. AND 8TH AVE / NEW YORK CITY / PRESENTED BY ESTATE OF GEORGE SHEPHERD. / APRIL 29. 1912."

Gallery Label:

This figure stood in Knickerbocker Hall, erected for the Knickerbocker Stage Line at the northwest corner of 23rd Street and Eighth Avenue. The building was torn down in 1867. The statue is depicted in a painting showng Knickerbocker Hall and the Knickerbocker Stage Line in the Historical Society's collection (1912.8).

Exhibitions:

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