Jacob Glen (1690-1762)

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Oil on canvas
Overall: 30 x 24 1/2 in. ( 76.2 x 62.2 cm )
inscription: on back: "Col. Jacob Glen / Proprietor of half of Nova Scotia estate and commander of the Fort of Scotia during the French War"
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Colonel Glen, the son of Major John Alexander Glen, inherited his father's estate at Scotia, New York, and during his lifetime increased his landholdings to become one of the largest landowners in the area. He was a surveyor and an agriculturist, and was at one time commander of all the militia west of Albany.
Credit Line: 
Purchase, The Watson Fund
Due to ongoing research, information about this object is subject to change.
Creative: Tronvig Group