Frederic De Peyster (1796-1882)

Frederic De Peyster (1796-1882)
Title
Frederic De Peyster (1796-1882)
Date 
1887
Medium 
Dark brown patinated bronze
Dimensions 
Overall: 30 x 20 1/4 x 13 1/2 in. ( 76.2 x 51.4 x 34.3 cm )
Description 
Portrait bust
Credit Line 
Gift of Mr. Samuel Spanierman
Object Number 
1955.60
Marks 
inscriptions: front of socle: "Frederic de Peyster" signed: under proper right shoulder: "Geo. E. Bissel Sculptor NY" inscribed: under proper left shoulder: "THE HENRY BONNARD BRONZE CO. NY. 1887"
Gallery Label 
The subject of this portrait was born in New York, the son of Frederic and Helen Livingston (Hake) De Peyster. He was a trustee of the New York Society Library, a founder of the Soldier's Home, a vice-president of th Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Children, and a member of the boards of several charitable organizations. From 1829 to 1837 he was recording secretary of The New-York Historical Society, from 1850 to 1863, a vice-president, and president in 1864-66 and 1873-82.
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Creative: Tronvig Group