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The Right Reverend Samuel Provoost (1742-1815)

The Right Reverend Samuel Provoost (1742-1815)
Title
The Right Reverend Samuel Provoost (1742-1815)
Date 
1787
Medium 
Oil on canvas
Dimensions 
Overall: 36 3/4 x 28 1/4 in. ( 93.3 x 71.8 cm )
Credit Line 
Gift of Mr. and Mrs. Cadwallader D. Colden
Object Number 
1825.1
Gallery Label 
Samuel Provoost was born in New York and rose through the ranks of the clergy to become the city's first Protestant Episcopal bishop. His portrait was painted by Duché in England and copied by Benjamin West. The original was a gift to the Society from the subject's daugther and son-in-law; West's copy was placed in Trinity Church, New York.
Due to ongoing research, information about this object is subject to change.
Creative: Tronvig Group