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Shrewsbury River, New Jersey
Oil on canvas
Artist/Maker:John Frederick Kensett
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The subject was the third son of Abraham and Margaret (Field) Van Nest and a descendant of Peter Pieterse Van Nest who immigrated to New Amsterdam from Utrecht, Holland, in 1647. Abraham Van Nest, Jr., was a member of the Volunteer Fire Department of New York. This miniature was a gift to the Society from his grandniece.
Due to ongoing research, information about this object is subject to change.
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