Lot 287: Marcia Van Ness (1782-1832) philanthropist
29 October 2016
Wells, ME, USA
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Description: Marcia Van Ness (1782-1832) a prominent philanthropist herself, and supporter of the orphan asylum. In 1802 she married John Peter Van Ness, congressman from New York and later the Mayor of Washington DC. The couple lived at the Van Ness House, constructed in 1813 to 1816, located at Constitution Avenue and 17th Street, and 18th Street, N.W. It was demolished for the Pan American Union Building. Offered here is a antique engraved portrait, image approx. 4-3/8 x 3-1/4 in. plus clean margins. This particular engraving is uncommon - seldom seen. VG
Condition Report: VG