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Proposed Coat of Arms for New Amsterdam, New Netherland: Preparatory Drawing for a Presentation to the Dutch West India Company
Black ink and wash, watercolor, red and black chalk, and red gouache, with contours incised by a stylus on laid on paper, mounted on card
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The subject and her sister, Elizabeth, Duchess of Hamilton and Argyll, were once pronounced "the handsomest women alive." They were the daughters of John Gunning of Castle Coote, County Roscommon, Ireland, and the Honorable Bridget Bourke, daughter of the sixth Viscount Mayo. On March 5, 1752, Maria was married to George William, the sixth Earl of Coventry and a distant cousin of William Coventry Henry Waddell.
Gift of Alice Waddell Smith
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