John B. De Peyster (1765-1849)

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Oil on canvas
Overall: 29 1/2 x 25 in. ( 74.9 x 63.5 cm )
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John B. De Peyster was the twin brother of Elizabeth De Peyster, the second wife of Charles Willson Peale, and son of William De Peyster, Jr., and Elizabeth (Brasher) De Peyster. John B. De Peyster advanced Peale money to buy his first fossilized mastodon for the Peale Museum in 1801.
Sellers, Charles Coleman, Portraits and Miniatures by Charles Willson Peale, The Transactions of the American Philosophical Society, Vol. 42, Part I, Philadelphia: 1952, pp. 66, 270. Belknap, Waldron Phoenix, Jr. The De Peyster Geneaology. Boston: Privately Printed, 1956, p. 76-7, fig. 21 Belknap, Waldron Phoenix, Jr. American Colonial Painting, materials for a history. Cambridge, Mass. Belknap Press of Harvard University Press, 1959, pp. 47-58, II-IV. Catalogue of American Portraits in The New-York Historical Society, New Haven: Yale University Press, Vol. 1, 1974, p 208.
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Bequest of Emily M. De Peyster
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Creative: Tronvig Group