Mikveh Israel Portrait Gallery
Adolph Wasserman

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Copyright Congregation Mikveh Israel
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Collection KKMI Paintings
Artist William Thurston Black
Description Adolph Wasserman (1823-1894) painting by William Thurston Black (1816-1893). Oil on canvas, ca. 1850-1860, 36"x28".
Dimensions H-36 W-28 inches
Made 1850-1860
Material Oil on canvas
Object Name Painting
Provenance An inventor named Adolph Wasserman was awarded a medal by the Franklin Institute in 1885 for the invention of a new kind of gas light. He is suspected to be the man who appears in this portrait. Adolph Wasserman was the father of Dr. Flora E. Wasserman (1870-1970). There is also a portrait of his wife, Esther Wasserman (1835-1903) in this collection by William Thurston Black, a well known portrait painter. The identical frames lend some credence to the belief that this is indeed Adolph Wasserman.
Title Adolph Wasserman
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