De Peyster Boy, with a Dog

De Peyster Boy, with a Dog
Title
De Peyster Boy, with a Dog
Date 
ca. 1730-1735
Medium 
Oil on canvas
Dimensions 
Overall: 50 1/4 x 41 in. ( 127.6 x 104.1 cm )
Credit Line 
Bequest of Catherine Augusta De Peyster
Object Number 
1911.4
Gallery Label 
The subject of this portrait is perhaps Abraham De Peyster (1723-34), a son of Abraham De Peyster, Jr., and Margareta (Van Cortlandt) De Peyster of New York. It is possible that the portrait was painted after the boy's death, as was often the case with portraits of children in colonial America. Like numerous other portraits of the period, it was based on an English mezzotint. In this instance the print was one by John Smith (1701) after a painting by Sir Godfrey Kneller.
Bibliography 
Olson, Roberta J. M. "A selection of European paintings and objects." The Magazine Antiques 167 (2005): 182-187.
Due to ongoing research, information about this object is subject to change.
Creative: Tronvig Group