Bartow-Pell Mansion Museum and Carriage House, a New York historic estate located in the Bronx

From Parks to Pells

Treay Oak
The Treaty Oak, attributed to Nanette Bolton (1815-1884). Oil on canvas.
On loan from the Huguenot & New Rochelle Historical Association.

An exhibition that explores the history of the Pelham Bay Park, including four centuries and four distinct periods of the Bartow-Pell Mansion Museum.

Gaston Lachaise Peacocks


Peacock (Short-tailed), 1920
Peacock (Long-tailed), 1928
Bronze with gilding, cast in 2002 at the Modern Art Foundry, New York

The agricultural industrialist James Deering commissioned Gaston Lachaise (1882-1935) to create the short-tailed peacock in 1920 for Vizcaya, his country estate south of Miami. Architect Philip Goodwin commissioned the long-tailed peacock in 1928 for a fountain at his estate in Syosset, Long Island. Both are on loan to the museum courtesy of the Lachaise Foundation and in cooperation with the public art program of the New York City Parks Department.