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Peter Stuyvesant and the Trumpeter (Wrath of Peter Stuyvesant on learning the capture, by treachery, of Fort Casimir)

Object Number: 
1858.28
Date: 
1835
Medium: 
Oil on canvas
Dimensions: 
Unframed: 24 1/4 × 30 1/4 in. (61.6 × 76.8 cm) Framed: 33 1/2 in. × 39 5/8 in. × 4 in. (85.1 × 100.6 × 10.2 cm)
Inscriptions: 
Canvas stencil: PREPARED BY / ROBERSON & MILLER / 51 LONG ACRE, LONDON, and R&M 1448
Bibliography: 
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Credit Line: 
Gift of The New-York Gallery of the Fine Arts
Provenance: 
Luman Reed, d. 1836; Mrs. Luman Reed, New York, 1836-44; New-York Gallery of the Fine Arts, 1844-58.
Due to ongoing research, information about this object is subject to change.
Creative: Tronvig Group