In December 2016, our fourth floor will be transformed into a new destination for historical education and innovation. During the current renovation, objects from our permanent collection are on view throughout the Museum.
Oil on canvas
Support the New-York Historical Society
Help us present groundbreaking exhibitions and develop educational programs about our nation's history for more than 200,000 schoolchildren annually.
Overall: 26 x 17 1/8 x 10 1/4 in. ( 66 x 43.5 x 26 cm )
Chantry, who was England's most famous sculptor by 1820, modeled this likeness of West when the celebrated painter was already past seventy, when he had lost the protective support of his royal patron, and when his position had been weakened in the art world by the advance of younger men.
Gift of Mr. Luther Bradish
Due to ongoing research, information about this object is subject to change.
Museum & Library Map
Floor plan & visitor information
New-York Historical Society
170 Central Park West
at Richard Gilder Way (77th Street)
New York, NY 10024