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Napoleon's Authorization for the Sale of the Louisiana Territory
April 24, 1803
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The artist (Mrs. Gerard Stuyvesant) was the grandmother of the donor and the great-great-great-granddaughter-in-law of the subject, the Dutch director general of New Netherland appointed in 1646. This likeness is copied from a 17th-century portrait of Governor Stuyvesant attributed to Hendrick Couturier.
Bequest of Gerard Stuyvesant
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