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James Beekman (1732-1807)

Object Number: 
1962.64
Date: 
1761
Medium: 
Oil on canvas
Dimensions: 
Overall: 47 3/4 x 34 3/8 in. ( 121.3 x 87.3 cm )
Gallery Label: 
Merchant James Beekman (1732-1807) recorded this painting and the companion portrait of his wife (1962.65) in his household account book on March 11, 1762. He paid Lawrence Kilburn 20 pounds for "Drawing myne & my Wife Picture" and recorded another L11.10 paid to carver Stephen Dwight for the frames.
Bibliography: 
Ledes, Allison E., ed. "The Magazine Antiques: January 2005." New York: Brant Publications, Inc., 2005.
Credit Line: 
Gift of the Beekman Family Association
Due to ongoing research, information about this object is subject to change.
Creative: Tronvig Group