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John A. Luqueer (1814-1866)

John A. Luqueer (1814-1866)
John A. Luqueer (1814-1866)
Title
John A. Luqueer (1814-1866)
Date 
ca. 1855
Medium 
Oil on canvas
Dimensions 
Overall: 36 x 29 in. ( 91.4 x 73.7 cm )
Credit Line 
Gift of John T. Luqueer
Object Number 
1944.7
Marks 
inscription: on book, lower left: "God said let there be light / And there was light"
Gallery Label 
The subject was the son of Francis T. and Mary (Fields) Luqueer. His father was a hardware merchant in Hanover Square in New York. John Luqueer was the founder and first president of the Adriatic Fire Insurance Co. of New York, which was chartered in 1858. He was also president of the Fireman's Insurance Co. and of the Greenwich Savings Bank. His portrait was a gift to the Society from his grandnephew.
Due to ongoing research, information about this object is subject to change.
Creative: Tronvig Group