Jacob Schieffelin (1757-1835)

Jacob Schieffelin (1757-1835)
Jacob Schieffelin (1757-1835)
Title
Jacob Schieffelin (1757-1835)
Date 
ca.1785-90
Medium 
Watercolor on ivory
Dimensions 
Overall: 2 1/16 x 1 5/8 in. ( 5.2 x 4.1 cm )
Credit Line 
Gift of Major Howland Pell
Object Number 
1935.30
Gallery Label 
The subject was born in Philadelphia, the son of Jacob Schieffelin, Sr., who had immigrated from Germany in 1745. In 1780 he married Hannah Lawrence, a Quaker of New York, and he lived there until 1783, when he moved to Montreal. He returned to New York in 1794 and took an interest in a wholesale drug firm called Lawrence and Schieffelin until 1799; he was the sole proprietor until 1805; from that year until his retirement in 1814 it was known as Jacob Schieffelin and Son.
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Creative: Tronvig Group