Johannes DePeyster III (1694-1789)

Johannes DePeyster III (1694-1789)
Title
Johannes DePeyster III (1694-1789)
Date 
1718
Medium 
Oil on bed ticking
Dimensions 
Overall: 44 x 38 1/4 in. ( 111.8 x 97.2 cm )
Credit Line 
Bequest of Waldron Phoenix Belknap, Jr.
Object Number 
1950.236
Marks 
inscription: lower right: "Aetats Suae / 24 /Ano 1718"
Gallery Label 
The subject, born in New York, was the son of Johannes (1666-1711) and Anna (Bancker) De Peyster, and was the namesake grandson of Johannes De Peyster (b. 1626) who came from Haarlem, Holland. He served three times as mayor of Albany, in 1729-31, 1732-33, and 1741-42. In the late 1730s and 1740s he was one of the commissioners of Indian affairs and was paymaster of the New York regiment in the French and Indian Wars (1755-56).
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Creative: Tronvig Group