Peter Stuyvesant (ca. 1612-1672)
Oil on canvas
Overall: 22 x 18 1/8 in. ( 55.9 x 46 cm )
The artist (Mrs. Gerard Stuyvesant) was the grandmother of the donor and the great-great-great-granddaughter-in-law of the subject, the Dutch director general of New Netherland appointed in 1646. This likeness is copied from a 17th-century portrait of Governor Stuyevesant attributed to Hendrick Couturier--the Historical Society's painting #1909.2.
Gift of the Estate of Augustus Van Horne Stuyvesant, Jr.
The Augustus Van Horne Stuyvesant, Jr. Collection
Due to ongoing research, information about this object is subject to change.