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Catalina Schuyler (1705-1758)

Object Number: 
1847.2
Date: 
ca. 1720-1725
Medium: 
Oil on canvas
Dimensions: 
Overall: 38 1/2 x 33 in. ( 97.8 x 83.8 cm )
Gallery Label: 
Catalina was the daughter of Captain Johannes Schuyler and Elizabeth (Staats) Wendel Schuyler. She married Cornelius Cuyler (1697-1765) of Albany on December 9, 1726. Her portrait is one several portraits of members of the Dutch community of the Hudson Valley which are owned by The New-York Historical Society and attributed to the same anonymous artist, known as "The Schuyler Painter," on the basis of style.
Bibliography: 
Harris, Charles X., "Peter Vanderlyn, Portrait Painter," The New-York Historical Society Quarterly Bulletin, Vol. 5, no. 3, October, 1921, pp. 59-73. Morgan, John Hill, Early American Painters: Illustrated by Examples in the Collection of The New-York Historical Society, New York: New-York Historical Society, 1921, pp. 36-7. Catalogue of American Portraits in The New-York Historical Society, New Haven: Yale University Press, Vol. II, 1974, p. 701.
Credit Line: 
Gift of Henry C. Van Schaack
Due to ongoing research, information about this object is subject to change.
Creative: Tronvig Group