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The Course of Empire: The Consummation of Empire
Oil on canvas (relined)
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Anne Stevenson was the daughter of John and Magdalena (Douw) Stevenson of Albany. She married Pierre Van Cortlandt II on May 10, 1813. According to Bolton and Cortelyou, biographers of the artist, Ezra Ames painted an original portrait of Anne Van Cortlandt for the subject's husband and a replica for another member of the family; both remained in the family until they were sold at auction in 1942. The Society owns the original portrait, but the location of the replica is unknown.
Due to ongoing research, information about this object is subject to change.
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