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The Right Reverend Samuel Provoost (1742-1815)

Object Number: 
1825.1
Date: 
1787
Medium: 
Oil on canvas
Dimensions: 
Overall: 36 3/4 x 28 1/4 in. ( 93.3 x 71.8 cm )
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.
Credit Line: 
Gift of Mr. and Mrs. Cadwallader D. Colden
Due to ongoing research, information about this object is subject to change.
Creative: Tronvig Group