Mrs. Philip John Schuyler (1734-1803)

Mrs. Philip John Schuyler (1734-1803)
Mrs. Philip John Schuyler (1734-1803)
Mrs. Philip John Schuyler (1734-1803)
Mrs. Philip John Schuyler (1734-1803)
Title
Mrs. Philip John Schuyler (1734-1803)
Date 
1762-1767
Medium 
Oil on canvas
Dimensions 
canvas: 30 x 25 in. ( 76.2 x 63.5 cm ) frame: 47 x 37 1/2 in. ( 119.4 x 95.2 cm )
Credit Line 
Bequest of Philip Schuyler
Object Number 
1915.11
Marks 
Label: Previous exhibition label on stretcher: "Washington Centennial Loan Exhibition/Historical portraits and relics,/Metropolitan Opera House, New York City, 1889." Label: Previous exhibition label on stretcher: Title, artist and address of owner at that time "George L. Schuyler/19 W. 31st Street New York"
Gallery Label 
Catherine Van Rensselaer was the daughter of John Van Rensselaer and Engeltje (Livingston) Van Rensselaer. She married Philip Schuyler in 1755, thus uniting two of the most prominent families of the Hudson Valley. The composition of the portrait is based on a mezzotint by Richard Houston after Francis Cotes's painting of Elizabeth, Dutchess of Hamilton, ca. 1752. The portrait was a gift to the Society from the subject's great-grandson.
Due to ongoing research, information about this object is subject to change.
Creative: Tronvig Group