Edward Lyde (1773-1831)
Oil on canvas
Overall: 28 x 23 1/4 in. ( 71.1 x 59.1 cm )
The subject was the son of Edward and Elizabeth (Oliver) Lyde. His father was a prosperous ironmonger of the firm of Lyde and Rogers which had been established in New York shortly after the Revolution. Edward Lyde went to work for his father's firm around 1797. This portrait, which was acquired from estate of the subject's granddaughter, was probably painted in New York soon after Peale moved there from Baltimore in 1822.
Purchase, The Louis Durr Fund
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