Frederic De Peyster (1796-1882)
Dark brown patinated bronze
Overall: 30 x 20 1/4 x 13 1/2 in. ( 76.2 x 51.4 x 34.3 cm )
inscriptions: front of socle: "Frederic de Peyster" signed: under proper right shoulder: "Geo. E. Bissel Sculptor NY" inscribed: under proper left shoulder: "THE HENRY BONNARD BRONZE CO. NY. 1887"
The subject of this portrait was born in New York, the son of Frederic and Helen Livingston (Hake) De Peyster. He was a trustee of the New York Society Library, a founder of the Soldier's Home, a vice-president of th Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Children, and a member of the boards of several charitable organizations. From 1829 to 1837 he was recording secretary of The New-York Historical Society, from 1850 to 1863, a vice-president, and president in 1864-66 and 1873-82.
Gift of Mr. Samuel Spanierman
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