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Panoramic View of New York City (in Eight Sections)
Black ink over graphite on eight sheets of ivory paper with partial black ink borders, laid on Japanese paper
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The subject was the son of Edmond Charles Genet--"Citizen Genet"--minister of France under the Girondist government to the United States in 1793. The subject's mother was Cornelia (Clinton) Genet, daughter of Governor George Clinton of New York. He was born at his parents' farm in Greenbush, Rensselaer County, which he later represented in the state legislature. Genet, however, was primarily interested in the military, and ultimately attained the rank of major general.
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