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We are happy to reunite her with her parents, Hiram and Angeline Dixon, whose portraits were conserved in 2008 through the Henry Luce Foundation American Art Conservation Grant. This is the first time that MAG has exhibited the portraits together as a family. They were given to the Gallery by Sophia Josephine’s daughter, Mrs. George B. Penny. The Dixons’ daughter, Sophia Josephine, holds her pet goldfinch on a string, illustrating her patience and nurturing nature in training a wild bird as her pet. Her white dress with blue ribbon sash, lace pantaloons and straw hat are those of a well-bred young girl from a successful American family. In the early nineteenth century, girls were generally depicted in domestic settings. By 1831, however, “The Mother’s Book” by Lydia Child argued that girls as well as boys would benefit from open air and should be allowed to play outside. The Dixon family lived north of New York City, first in Hudson, NY and then in Tarrytown, NY. Excerpted from installation text, Oct. 2010 Colleen Piccone, Curatorial Dept. 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M. Manchester", "Sort_Artist" : "Manchester, M. M.", "Disp_Dimen" : "36 x 58 3/4 in. (91.4 x 149.2 cm)", "Disp_Height" : "36 in.", "Disp_Width" : "58 3/4 in.", "Dimen_Extent" : "without frame", "Medium" : "Oil", "Support" : "canvas", "Disp_Medium" : "Oil on canvas", "Info_Page_Comm" : "This grand portrait might have been a focal point in Judge and Mrs. Yates’s parlor. Judge Yates built the first steam saw mill in Tioga County, and was justice of the peace and postmaster. Whether the furnishings, book, and clothing accurately depict the Yates’s possessions is impossible to say. They are meant to convince us of the pair’s position within the local gentry. Yards of satiny fabric held in place by a curtain holdback speak of luxury. Mrs. Yates’s jewelry, lace collar, cuffs and trimmed handkerchief, were the accoutrements of a lady of means. Judge Yates holds a book by English theologian William Paley entitled Natural Theology, a text regularly consulted by well-read gentlemen of the 19th century. While we know very little about Mr. Manchester, the artist, we can safely say that he was familiar with the grand tradition of portraiture that frequently placed subjects within ennobling, but not always authentic, settings. [Gallery label text, 2002]", "Dedication" : "Gallery Purchase", "Copyright_Type" : "Public Domain", "Disp_Obj_Type" : "Painting", "Creation_Place2" : "American", "Department" : "", "Obj_Name" : "", "Period" : "", "Style" : "", "Edition" : "", "Curator" : "Exhibited in the 1940s with the title "Conversation Piece"", "Images": [ { "ImagePath" : "https://webkiosk.gallerysystems.com/Media/images/41.30_A1.jpg", "ThumbnailPath" : "https://webkiosk.gallerysystems.com/Media/Thumbnails/41.30_A1.jpg", "PreviewPath" : "https://webkiosk.gallerysystems.com/Media/Previews/41.30_A1.jpg", "IIIF_URL": "http://iiif.gallerysystems.com/41.30_A1.jpg", "IsPrimary" : "1", "_SurrogateID" : "12357", "Image_Type" : "digital image", "Photo_Credit" : "", "Remarks" : "", "View" : "" } , ] },{ "embark_ID" : 586, "URL" : "https://webkiosk.gallerysystems.com/Objects-1/info/586", "Disp_Access_No" : "1930.56", "_AccNumSort1" : "", "Disp_Create_DT" : "1830", "_Disp_Start_Dat" : "1830", "_Disp_End_Date" : "1830", "Disp_Title" : "Antoinette Pierson", "Alt_Title" : "", "Obj_Title" : "", "Series_Title" : "", "Disp_Maker_1" : "William Sidney Mount", "Sort_Artist" : "Mount, William Sidney", "Disp_Dimen" : "24 x 33 in. 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[Gallery label text, 2007]", "Dedication" : "Bequest of Antoinette Pierson Granger", "Copyright_Type" : "Public Domain", "Disp_Obj_Type" : "Painting", "Creation_Place2" : "American", "Department" : "", "Obj_Name" : "", "Period" : "", "Style" : "", "Edition" : "", "Curator" : "", "Images": [ { "ImagePath" : "https://webkiosk.gallerysystems.com/Media/images/30.56_A1.jpg", "ThumbnailPath" : "https://webkiosk.gallerysystems.com/Media/Thumbnails/30.56_A1.jpg", "PreviewPath" : "https://webkiosk.gallerysystems.com/Media/Previews/30.56_A1.jpg", "IIIF_URL": "http://iiif.gallerysystems.com/30.56_A1.jpg", "IsPrimary" : "1", "_SurrogateID" : "12349", "Image_Type" : "digital image", "Photo_Credit" : "", "Remarks" : "", "View" : "" } , ] },{ "embark_ID" : 761, "URL" : "https://webkiosk.gallerysystems.com/Objects-1/info/761", "Disp_Access_No" : "1947.19", "_AccNumSort1" : "", "Disp_Create_DT" : "ca. 1840", "_Disp_Start_Dat" : "1835", "_Disp_End_Date" : "1845", "Disp_Title" : "Outlet of Lake George", "Alt_Title" : "Outlet of Lake George - Rogers Rock in the Distance", "Obj_Title" : "", "Series_Title" : "", "Disp_Maker_1" : "Jacob C. Ward", "Sort_Artist" : "Ward, Jacob C.", "Disp_Dimen" : "21 3/4 x 30 in. (55.2 x 76.2 cm)", "Disp_Height" : "21 3/4 in.", "Disp_Width" : "30 in.", "Dimen_Extent" : "without frame", "Medium" : "Oil", "Support" : "canvas", "Disp_Medium" : "Oil on canvas", "Info_Page_Comm" : "", "Dedication" : "Marion Stratton Gould Fund", "Copyright_Type" : "Public Domain", "Disp_Obj_Type" : "Painting", "Creation_Place2" : "American", "Department" : "", "Obj_Name" : "", "Period" : "", "Style" : "", "Edition" : "", "Curator" : "Sometimes referred to as "Outlet of Lake George - Rogers Rock in the Distance" From "The New Yorker," April 25, 1840, p. 81 "The Wilds of Lake George." "[Suggested by a Painting of ''The Outlet of Lake George,'' engraved for the Title-Page of the Quarto New-Yorker, Vol. VIII., just issued.--by Alfred B. Street.]" "Grand pomp of the Wilderness! solemn and wild, Magnificent temple, for the Solitude piled! Its columns the rocks, and canopy, sky; Its huge mountain-altar reared proudly on high. Round circle the Seasons: Spring dances along-- It is breathing with fragrance and vocal with song; Its grass-carpet lifts to the steps of her showers; At the wand of her sunbeam come thronging its flowers. Bright, beautiful Summer her thick garlands weaves, And its depths are made dim with her mantle of leaves; There''s dancing of shadows in ebony gloss, And gold-slants and sprinkles on blossoms and moss. Gay alchymist Autumn transmutes, and behold! The emerald changed to rich crimson and gold; There''s a glitter of gems--a proud blazon of hues, And silver mists forming, to melt with the dews; The Moon''s splendor streams with more pomp from on high, And the star-clusters glow with more light in the sky. Wild Winter on rushes, with clouds o''er his brow, His war-steed the tempest--his banner the snow; The temple stands blighted and mute at his glance, The glitter has faded, and past is the dance, Till Spring, with her soft looks and sweet smiles, again Breathes joy, as the Despot abandons his reign. And music, sweet music, the temple gives forth When Winter has reached his stern home in the North; The torrent-like stream, as, mad-foaming, it bounds, Loud raises, unceasing, its organ-like sounds; There are voices of birds, and a murmur of bees, And soft strains of wind-harps breathed low through the trees, And thunder o''er rolling, and lanching its crash, And the strong sheeted rains, as fierce downward they dash, And the wild blast, as onward it rages and shoots, Whirling boughs from their trees--wrenching trees from their roots-- The bee-song--the blast hymn--the chant of the flood, Send upward in praise to their Maker and God. And other sounds forth, too, this temple hath cast, Stern, loud as the thunder, and fierce as the blast, When Tyranny''s hordes, grasping fetters, were led O''er a region that shuddered in wrath at their tread; In an air that grew black, as their banners it fanned, Till the fierce storm of Vengeance thick curtained the land. ''T was the war-shout of Freedom! and echoed by men She poured down the mountain and rallied in glen, As proudly she spread her pure flag for the fray, And her young Eagle stretched his strong wings on her way. Oh, what though to earth that starred banner was cast! Oh, what though those wings were crushed down by the blast! Brave hearts bore that banner--''t was lifted anew; High hopes cheered those pinions--more lofty they flew; Till Victory, loud as the roar of the sea, In heart bursts was shouted by men that were Free!", "Images": [ { "ImagePath" : "https://webkiosk.gallerysystems.com/Media/images/47.19_A1.jpg", "ThumbnailPath" : "https://webkiosk.gallerysystems.com/Media/Thumbnails/47.19_A1.jpg", "PreviewPath" : "https://webkiosk.gallerysystems.com/Media/Previews/47.19_A1.jpg", "IIIF_URL": "http://iiif.gallerysystems.com/47.19_A1.jpg", "IsPrimary" : "1", "_SurrogateID" : "12372", "Image_Type" : "digital image", "Photo_Credit" : "", "Remarks" : "", "View" : "" } , ] },{ "embark_ID" : 798, "URL" : "https://webkiosk.gallerysystems.com/Objects-1/info/798", "Disp_Access_No" : "1959.68", "_AccNumSort1" : "", "Disp_Create_DT" : "", "_Disp_Start_Dat" : "0", "_Disp_End_Date" : "0", "Disp_Title" : "Portrait of a Lady", "Alt_Title" : "", "Obj_Title" : "", "Series_Title" : "", "Disp_Maker_1" : "Unknown, American", "Sort_Artist" : "Unknown, American", "Disp_Dimen" : "30 x 27 7/8 in. (76.2 x 70.8 cm)", "Disp_Height" : "30 in.", "Disp_Width" : "27 7/8 in.", "Dimen_Extent" : "", "Medium" : "Oil", "Support" : "canvas", "Disp_Medium" : "Oil on canvas", "Info_Page_Comm" : "", "Dedication" : "Gift of Cora Ball Poulton", "Copyright_Type" : "Artist Unknown", "Disp_Obj_Type" : "Painting", "Creation_Place2" : "American", "Department" : "", "Obj_Name" : "", "Period" : "", "Style" : "", "Edition" : "", "Curator" : "Notes taken by curator Jess Marten from object file, 4/28/15 - paper label on back "Bequest of Cora Ball Poulton to University of Rochester, Deposited by University, February 1, 1945"; Companion piece to 59.69, "Portrait of a Gentleman" both believed to be portraits of Ball family members; .68 was on loan to Landmark Society starting in 1968, and was back at MAG in 2010 when the Campbell-Whittelsly House was sold and all the loans were returned; MAG logbook says "Presented to the University of Rochester by Cora Ball Poulton, 1948; Accessioned by Gallery, 1959"", "Images": [ ] },{ "embark_ID" : 799, "URL" : "https://webkiosk.gallerysystems.com/Objects-1/info/799", "Disp_Access_No" : "1959.69", "_AccNumSort1" : "", "Disp_Create_DT" : "", "_Disp_Start_Dat" : "0", "_Disp_End_Date" : "0", "Disp_Title" : "Portrait of a Gentleman of the Ball Family", "Alt_Title" : "", "Obj_Title" : "", "Series_Title" : "", "Disp_Maker_1" : "Unknown, American", "Sort_Artist" : "Unknown, American", "Disp_Dimen" : "30 x 25 in. (76.2 x 63.5 cm)", "Disp_Height" : "30 in.", "Disp_Width" : "25 in.", "Dimen_Extent" : "", "Medium" : "Oil", "Support" : "fabric", "Disp_Medium" : "Oil on twill fabric", "Info_Page_Comm" : "", "Dedication" : "Gift of Cora Ball Poulton", "Copyright_Type" : "Artist Unknown", "Disp_Obj_Type" : "Painting", "Creation_Place2" : "American", "Department" : "", "Obj_Name" : "", "Period" : "", "Style" : "", "Edition" : "", "Curator" : "Notes taken by curator Jess Marten from object file, 4/28/15 - paper label on back "Bequest of Cora Ball Poulton to University of Rochester, Deposited by University, February 1, 1945"; Companion piece to 59.69, "Portrait of a Gentleman" both believed to be portraits of Ball family members; .68 was on loan to Landmark Society starting in 1968, and was back at MAG in 2010 when the Campbell-Whittelsly House was sold and all the loans were returned; MAG logbook says "Presented to the University of Rochester by Cora Ball Poulton, 1948; Accessioned by Gallery, 1959"", "Images": [ ] }, ] }