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Art Block Lord Cornbury

Art Block Lord Cornbury

Item # 33564
Price: $24.00
Member price: $21.60

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About this item

This well-loved but highly controversial portrait by an unknown artist of an Unidentified Woman, ca. 1700-1725, was long believed to be a likeness of Edward Hyde, Viscount Cornbury, who was appointed Governor of the Province of New York and New Jersey by his cousin, Queen Anne, in 1702. Cornburys political enemies slandered him as an incompetent half-wit who often dressed in womens clothing, and the persistent rumor made this otherwise anonymous painting of an eighteenth-century woman one of the most controversial pieces in the collection of the New-York Historical Society. Printed on archival paper, mounted on a 1''-deep wook block. 6 x 4 x 1 inches

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