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Frederic De Peyster (1796-1882)

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Oil on canvas
Overall: 36 x 29 in. ( 91.4 x 73.7 cm )
signature and date: lower right: "G. Gerhard N.Y. 1872"
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The subject of this portrait was born in New York, the son of Frederic and Helen Livingston (Hake) De Peyster. He was a trustee of the New York Society Library, a founder of the Soldier's Home, a vice-president of the Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Children, and a member of the boards of several charitable organizations. This portrait was painted for the Society, of which De Peyster had long been a member and an officer.
Credit Line: 
Gift of Frederic De Peyster
Due to ongoing research, information about this object is subject to change.
Creative: Tronvig Group