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James Robberson Iselton (ca. 1815-ca. 1865)

Object Name: Portrait
Date: 1858
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Medium: Oil on academy board
Dimensions: Overall: 12 1/2 x 10 1/2 in. ( 31.8 x 26.7 cm )
Credit Line: Gift of George A. Zabriskie
Object Number: 1947.348
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James R. Iselton is listed in New York directories from 1838 to 1863 as a tailor and hatter. From 1852 through 1864 his home address is given as 1 Perry Street. William Rickarby Miller, the artist of this portrait, also lived at 1 Perry Street, from 1851 to 1875. Miller apparently named his son, Thomas Iselton, after the subject.


"In Focus: Portrait and Small Paintings from the Society's Collections," New-York Historical Society, January 9, 2001-March 24, 2002.