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Susannah Philipse (?)

Object Number: 
1873.3
Date: 
ca. 1750
Medium: 
Oil on canvas
Dimensions: 
Overall: 29 1/2 x 24 in. ( 74.9 x 61 cm )
Gallery Label: 
Susannah was the daughter of Frederick Philipse II and his wife Joanna and she was the sister of Frederick III. She married Colonel Beverly Robinson of the British army, and the young couple settled on the estate on the Hudson River which she inherited from her father. This land, like that of the Philipse Manor, was confiscated at the time of the Revolution when the Philipses remained loyal to the crown.
Bibliography: 
Catalogue of American Portraits in The New-York Historical Society, New Haven: Yale University Press, Vol. II, 1974, p. 621.
Credit Line: 
Gift of Elizabeth Richard
Due to ongoing research, information about this object is subject to change.
Creative: Tronvig Group