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The Bulls and Bears in the Market
Oil on linen
Artist/Maker:William Holbrook Beard
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inscription: on paper in subject's right hand: "For Mr. Antony [sic] Duane"
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.
Due to ongoing research, information about this object is subject to change.
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