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Museum Collection Highlights
Seated Man Writing, from the Economical School Series
Black chalk, charcoal, and gray wash on light blue paper
Artist/Maker:Baroness Anne-Marguerite-Henriette Hyde de Neuville
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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.
Due to ongoing research, information about this object is subject to change.
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