William C. Rhinelander

William C. Rhinelander
Title
William C. Rhinelander
Date 
1844
Medium 
Oil on linen
Dimensions 
Overall: 44 5/8 x 36 1/8 in. ( 113.3 x 91.8 cm )
Credit Line 
Gift of Mrs. Robert M. Donaldson
Object Number 
1978.33
Marks 
signature: lower right: "Robert Hinkley[sic?]"
Gallery Label 
William C. Rhinelander (1790-1878) was the son William Rhinelander, original owner of Rhinelander Sugar House, headquarters of the family's business. This warehouse, which was built in 1763, stood at the corner of Rose and Duane Streets until its demolition in 1892. During the Revolution it was used by the British as a prison. The subject's wife, Mary Rogers Rhinelander, was the daugther of John Rogers, a prominent New York City landowner. Mr. and Mrs. Rhinelander were ancestors of the donor.
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Creative: Tronvig Group