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Telamon Cruger Cuyler (1873-1951)

Object Name: Portrait
Date: 1922
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Medium: Oil on canvas
Dimensions: Overall: 48 5/8 x 33 3/4 in. ( 123.5 x 85.7 cm )
Credit Line: Gift of Telamon Cruger Cuyler
Object Number: 1949.148
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Marks: signature: lower right: "Mariette Cotton"

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The subject of this portrait, the son of Estelle (Cuyler) Smith and Henry Hunter Smith, a wealthy cotton factor, was born in Rome, Georgia. He moved to New York with his wife, Grace Thompson Barton, in 1903, and received permission from the superior court of Fulton County, Georgia, to assume the surname of Cuyler in 1905. From 1908 until his death, he was a member of The New-York Historical Society.