"The Mediator"

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Form/Genre: Digital Image

Date: 1850s

Citation: SIL's and SIA's online exhibit "From Smithson to Smithsonian: The Birth of an Institution," http://www.sil.si.edu/Exhibitions/Smithson-to-Smithsonian/labels/039_high.html

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Summary

"The Mediator" transported Richard Rush with James Smithson's legacy, in the form of gold sovereigns packed in eleven boxes, as well as his personal effects including his mineral cabinet, library, and scientific writings, across the Atlantic Ocean. The ship arrived in New York harbor on August 29, 1838, and the personal effects were deposited with the collector of the Port of New York on September 1.

Subject

  • Rush, Richard 1780-1859
  • Smithson, James 1765-1829
  • Mediator (Ship)
  • Mariners' Museum (Newport News, Va.)

Category

Born Digitial Images

Notes

  • Original Image is a Born Digital from Smithsonian Institution Libraries' and Smithsonian Institution Archives' online exhibit "From Smithson to Smithsonian: The Birth of an Institution,"
  • Digital Image of the oil painting, "The Mediator." The original painting is attributed to D. MacFarlane, and the original size of the painting is 59h x 88w cm (23 3/16h x 34 11/16w in). The painting is owned by the Mariners' Museum in Newport News, Virginia.

Contained within

SIL's and SIA's online exhibit "From Smithson to Smithsonian: The Birth of an Institution," http://www.sil.si.edu/Exhibitions/Smithson-to-Smithsonian/labels/039_high.html

Contact information

Institutional History Division, Smithsonian Archives, 600 Maryland Avenue, SW, Washington, D.C. 20024-2520, SIHistory@si.edu

Date

c. 1855

Restrictions

Image is owned by the Mariners' Museum in Newport News, Virginia

Topic

  • Smithson Bequest
  • SI, Early History
  • Cargo ships
  • Boats and boating
  • Boats and boating
  • Painting
  • Cargo ships
  • Ships
  • SI, Early History
  • Smithson Bequest

Form/Genre

  • Digital Image
  • Painting

ID Number

img0039_hires

Physical description

Number of Images: 1 Color: Color ; Size: 6.54w x 4.12h ; Type of Image: Painting; Medium: Digital Image

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