Abraham De Peyster (1753-1798)
Oil on canvas
Overall: 27 x 22 in. ( 68.6 x 55.9 cm )
Abraham De Peyster, the son of James A. and Sarah (Reade) De Peyster, was a captain in the Fourth, or King's Regiment, during the Revolution. After the war he went to St. John, New Brunswick, as a grantee, and eventually became treasurer of the province. In this portrait, which is copied from an original of ca. 1785-90, the subject appears in the uniform he wore as an officer in the service of King George III. The portrait was a gift to the Society from his granddaughter.
Bequest of Catherine Augusta De Peyster
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