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Jacob Glen (1690-1762)

Jacob Glen (1690-1762)
Title
Jacob Glen (1690-1762)
Date 
1718
Medium 
Oil on canvas
Dimensions 
Overall: 30 x 24 1/2 in. ( 76.2 x 62.2 cm )
Credit Line 
Purchase, The Watson Fund
Object Number 
1958.86
Marks 
inscription: on back: "Col. Jacob Glen / Proprietor of half of Nova Scotia estate and commander of the Fort of Scotia during the French War"
Gallery Label 
Colonel Glen, the son of Major John Alexander Glen, inherited his father's estate at Scotia, New York, and during his lifetime increased his landholdings to become one of the largest landowners in the area. He was a surveyor and an agriculturist, and was at one time commander of all the militia west of Albany.
Due to ongoing research, information about this object is subject to change.
Creative: Tronvig Group