Frederick Philipse II (?)

Object Number: 
ca. 1750
Oil on canvas
Overall: 35 x 26 in. ( 88.9 x 66 cm )
Gallery Label: 
This portrait has been said to represent Frederick Philipse II (1695-1751), the son of Philip and Maria (Sparkes) Philipse, and grandson of Frederick I (1626-1702), the first lord of Philipse Manor in Yonkers, New York. Frederick II was educated in England, where he studied law. He returned to New York as a young man to assume charge of the vast lands he had inherited; for many years he sat as judge over what was almost a private domain, and also served in the Assembly from 1726-51.
Catalogue of American Portraits in The New-York Historical Society, New Haven: Yale University Press, Vol. II, 1974, pp. 619-20.
Credit Line: 
Gift of Elizabeth Richard
Due to ongoing research, information about this object is subject to change.
Creative: Tronvig Group