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Proposed Coat of Arms for New Amsterdam, New Netherland: Preparatory Drawing for a Presentation to the Dutch West India Company
Black ink and wash, watercolor, red and black chalk, and red gouache, with contours incised by a stylus on laid on paper, mounted on card
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Henry Benson (1741-1823) was the son of Robert Benson and Catharine (Van Borsum) Benson, and the brother of Robert and Egbert Benson (qq.v.). He was one of the earliest (1770) members of the Masonic Society of the City of New York.
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