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Proposed Coat of Arms for New Amsterdam, New Netherland: Preparatory Drawing for a Presentation to the Dutch West India Company
Black ink and wash, watercolor, red and black chalk, and red gouache, with contours incised by a stylus on laid on paper, mounted on card
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The subject, the second son of Major General Philip John Schuyler and Catherine (Van Rensselaer) Schuyler, was born in Albany. He resided in Rhinebeck from 1796 and represented that community in the New York State Assembly in 1798. He served as a colonel in the United States army during the War of 1812, and was elected to the House of Representatives in 1817. His portrait was a gift to the Society from his granddaughters.
Gift of Louisa Lee Schuyler and Georgina Schuyler
Due to ongoing research, information about this object is subject to change.
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