Mrs. Jacob Glen (1688-1762)

Mrs. Jacob Glen (1688-1762)
Title
Mrs. Jacob Glen (1688-1762)
Date 
ca. 1718
Medium 
Oil on canvas
Dimensions 
Overall: 30 x 24 in. ( 76.2 x 61 cm )
Credit Line 
Purchase, The Watson Fund
Object Number 
1958.87
Marks 
inscription: on back: "Portrait of Sarah Wendell / Wife of Col. Jacob Glen, Proprietor of Scotia estate / married 15 Dec'r 1717 and died 19th Aug 1762 as / recorded in the family Bible at Scotia /age 73 yrs 9 mo 11 days / Taken in her 30th year"
Gallery Label 
Sarah Wendell, daughter of Capt. Johannes Wendell of Albany, was married to Jacob Glen of Scotia, New York, in 1717. The portrait of Mrs. Glen is not by the same artist who painted her husband about the same time, although the dimensions and painted oval format suggest that the two were meant to be companion portraits. There is a record that both paintings originally hung in Glen-Sanders Hall in Scotia, the mansion built by Colonel Glen's father in 1713.
Due to ongoing research, information about this object is subject to change.
Creative: Tronvig Group