The Reverend Nicholas Street (1730-1806)

The Reverend Nicholas Street (1730-1806)
Title
The Reverend Nicholas Street (1730-1806)
Date 
1789
Medium 
Oil on canvas
Dimensions 
Overall: 43 3/4 x 34 3/4 in. ( 111.1 x 88.3 cm )
Credit Line 
Bequest of Agnes W. Storer
Object Number 
1962.9
Marks 
inscription: on top rail of stretcher: "N * S AEtate 59. RM- Pinxit"
Gallery Label 
The subject was the fourth son of Captain Elnathan Street and Damaris (Hull) Street of Wallingford, Connecticut. He graduated from Yale with the class of 1751 and went on to study divinity. He was ordained and appointed pastor of the Congregational Society of East Haven, Connecticut, in 1755, and held this position until his death. The artist married Hannah Street (1767-1848), the subject's daughter, in 1792. The donor was a direct descendant of the subject.
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Creative: Tronvig Group