“A Portrait of the City” Exhibition

The New-York Historical Society

poster for “A Portrait of the City” Exhibition

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A group of 22 paintings and 2 small sculptures will offer visitors a chronological journey through highlights of the N-YHS’s rich collection of New York views, including historical images of the metropolis and richly allusive images of its inhabitants and their lives. The installation will include a selection of city views, beginning and ending with two monumental cityscapes, Guy’s Tontine Coffee House of ca. 1797 and Jacquette’s From World Trade Center, 1998. It will feature portraits of political and cultural figures such as DeWitt Clinton, who oversaw the development of the Erie Canal, and Peter Williams, the former slave who became a successful merchant and a founding trustee of the Zion Church for Negroes. It will also illuminate the everyday lives of New Yorkers through such works as Burr’s The Intelligence Office, 1849 and Thain’s Italian Block Party, 1922.



from November 11, 2011 to May 28, 2013

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