Anthony Duane (1682-1747)

Anthony Duane (1682-1747)
Title
Anthony Duane (1682-1747)
Date 
ca. 1725-1730
Medium 
Oil on canvas
Dimensions 
Overall: 45 1/4 x 34 1/4 in. ( 114.9 x 87 cm )
Credit Line 
Purchase, The Abbott Fund
Object Number 
1951.77
Marks 
inscription: on paper in subject's right hand: "For Mr. Antony [sic] Duane"
Gallery Label 
Anthony Duane, who was born in Galway, Ireland, visited the colonies as a youth in the British navy in 1713 and settled in New York where he prospered as a merchant and shipowner. His large estate and surrounding lands were in the vicinity of what is now Greenwich Village. The portrait is copied, except for the face, from a mezzotint by John Smith (1718) after a painting by Sir Godfrey Kneller of Dudley Woodbridge.
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Creative: Tronvig Group