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Proposed Coat of Arms for New Amsterdam, New Netherland: Preparatory Drawing for a Presentation to the Dutch West India Company
Black ink and wash, watercolor, red and black chalk, and red gouache, with contours incised by a stylus on laid on paper, mounted on card
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A native of New London, Connecticut, the subject graduated from Yale in 1874 and went on to attend Columbia Law School. He practiced law in New York for many years until he was appointed clerk of the United States Circuit Court of Appeals for the Second District, which included New York, Vermont, and Connecticut. His portrait was a gift to the Society from his sister.
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