Anthony Duane (1682-1747)
Oil on canvas
Overall: 45 1/4 x 34 1/4 in. ( 114.9 x 87 cm )
inscription: on paper in subject's right hand: "For Mr. Antony [sic] Duane"
Anthony Duane, who was born in Galway, Ireland, visited the colonies as a youth in the British navy in 1713 and settled in New York where he prospered as a merchant and shipowner. His large estate and surrounding lands were in the vicinity of what is now Greenwich Village. The portrait is copied, except for the face, from a mezzotint by John Smith (1718) after a painting by Sir Godfrey Kneller of Dudley Woodbridge.
Purchase, The Abbott Fund
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