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New-York Historical Society

(Encyclopedia) New-York Historical Society, New York City. Founded in 1804, the society is a repository of art, artifacts, and literature relating to American, especially New York,…

New Amsterdam

(Encyclopedia) New Amsterdam, Dutch settlement at the mouth of the Hudson River and on the southern end of Manhattan island; est. 1624. It was the capital of the colony of New…

Roos, Johann Heinrich

(Encyclopedia) Roos, Johann Heinrich yō´hän hīn´rĭkh rōs [key], 1631–85, German painter and etcher. He specialized in depicting animals and landscapes and was court painter to Elector…

Hicks, Thomas

(Encyclopedia) Hicks, Thomas, 1823–90, American portrait painter, b. Newtown, Pa. He studied at the Pennsylvania Academy of the Fine Arts and abroad, where he lived for several years.…

Prime, Samuel Irenaeus

(Encyclopedia) Prime, Samuel Irenaeus, 1812–85, American Presbyterian clergyman and editor, b. Ballston Spa, N.Y. After holding pastorates at Ballston Spa and Matteawan, N.Y., he became…

Manhattan

(Encyclopedia) Manhattan, borough (1990 pop. 1,487,536), 28 sq mi (57 sq km), New York City, SE N.Y., coextensive with New York co. Manhattan is the cultural and commercial heart of the…

Mount, William Sidney

(Encyclopedia) Mount, William Sidney, 1807–68, American genre and portrait painter, b. Setauket, N.Y. His childhood was spent at Stony Brook, Long Island, the scene of many of his…

Willis, Nathaniel Parker

(Encyclopedia) Willis, Nathaniel Parker, 1806–67, American author, b. Portland, Maine, grad. Yale, 1827. He was editor of the periodical the Legendary and later of the Token…

Prud'hon, Pierre Paul

(Encyclopedia) Prud'hon, Pierre Paul pyĕr pôl prüdôN´ [key], 1758–1823, French painter; 13th child of a Cluny stonemason. He gained recognition in 1796 with Truth Descending…