HOFFMAN, Charles Frederick

Three-quarter length, seated. Oil on canvas, 127 x 91.4 cm (50” x 36”), signed upper right ‘A. Muller Ury’.

Union Club, 101, East 69th Street, New York, N.Y. 10021 (in store, September 1993)

Reginald T. Townsend, Mother of Clubs: Being the History of the First Hundred Years of the UNION CLUB of the City of New York 1836-1936, (New York, 1936), illustrated opposite p.108.


The sitter was born in 1856 and became a Real Estate dealer. Painted 1918-19, during the sitter’s Presidency of the Club. He was the 14th President of the Club; and had been Treasurer for seven years before that. He was also a Treasurer and Trustess of the Cathedral of St. John the Divine. He had homes in Newport, Rhode Island, and in New York. He died on August 28, 1919.