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.
Ledes, Allison E., ed. "The Magazine Antiques: January 2005." New York: Brant Publications, Inc., 2005.
Gift of the Beekman Family Association
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