William Hude Neilson (1811-1887)

William Hude Neilson (1811-1887)
William Hude Neilson (1811-1887)
ca. 1840
Oil on canvas
Overall: 30 x 24 in. ( 76.2 x 61 cm )
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Gift of the Ossining Historical Society
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The family of William Hude Neilson established itself in New York before the Revolution. His grandfather, also called William, was a prosperous merchant and shipowner, and his father, William, Jr., continued the family business and was a successful executive of marine insurance companies. William H. Neilson, the eldest son of William, Jr., worked as a broker in Wall Street. The subject is represented at the age of about thirty in this portrait. His attire suggests a date of ca. 1840.
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Creative: Tronvig Group