SCHEIDE, John Hinsdale

Half-length standing dressed in a three-piece suit, clutching a book under his left arm, his right arm in his trouser pocket. Oil on canvas.

Scheide Library, Princeton University.

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The sitter was born at Tidioute on August 9, 1875.  He married first Mary Abbey Hewitt (born 1877) of Derby, Connecticut on January 6, 1904, but she died five years later.  His second wife was Harriet Hurd (born 1873), whom he married on April 3, 1913. He died on September 29, 1942 in Titusville, Pennsylvania.


Julian P. Boyd, The Scheide Library: A Summary View of its History and its Outstanding Books, Together with an Account of its two Founders: William Taylor Scheide and John Hinsdale Scheide, privately printed, 1947.

Painted about 1939/1940, and based upon a photograph.

The duotone photograph of the portrait in the artist’s papers is stamped Peter A. Juley & Son.