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The Course of Empire: The Consummation of Empire
Oil on canvas (relined)
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Signed and inscribed at lower left in pastel: "G. Gerhard '85"
Treasurer of the society 1878-1884. Presented by his son Charles A. Sherman, May 1913
The subject came to New York from Long Branch, New Jersey, in 1828 and became a clerk in a grocery house, eventually becoming a partner in McCoon and Sherman, later Sherman and Collins. He later became president of the Mechancis National Bank, New York, and was treasurer ot The New-York Historical Society from 1878 to 1884. His portrait was a gift to the Society from his son.
Gift of Charles A Sherman, son of the sitter
Due to ongoing research, information about this object is subject to change.
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