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John Vaché Cox (1818-1882)

Object Name: Portrait
Date: 1857
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Medium: Oil on cardboard
Dimensions: Overall: 12 1/2 x 10 1/2 in. ( 31.8 x 26.7 cm )
Credit Line: Gift of Isabella Vaché Cox
Object Number: 1935.63
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The subject of this portrait was the eldest son of Dr. John Palmer Cox and Emilie (Vaché) Cox, and a brother of Emilie Aglae Cox (Mrs. Thomas Soden Henry). As a young man he was employed by Prall and Ray, a wholesale drug firm in New York. He later became a drug broker and a mercantile broker. His portrait was a gift to the Society from his daughter. Kohlback, who later in his career turned to photographic portraiture, probably painted it with the assistance of photographs.