James W. De Peyster (1745-1812)
Oil on canvas
Overall: 30 x 25 in. ( 76.2 x 63.5 cm )
James W. De Peyster, the son of William De Peyster, Sr., and Margareta (Roosevelt) De Peyster, married Anna, daughter of Gerardus and Eva (Duke) De Peyster. His portrait was a gift to the Society from his great-granddaughter.
Sellers, Charles Coleman, Portraits and Miniatures by Charles Willson Peale, The Transactions of the American Philosophical Society, Vol. 42, Part I, Philadelphia: 1952, pp. 65, 270. Belknap, Waldron Phoenix, Jr. The De Peyster Geneaology. Boston: Privately Printed, 1956, pp. 76-7, fig. 16 Belknap, Waldron Phoenix, Jr. American Colonial Painting, materials for a history. Cambridge, Mass. Belknap Press of Harvard University Press, 1959, pp. 47-58, II-IV. Catalogue of American Portraits in The New-York Historical Society, New Haven: Yale University Press, Vol. 1, 1974, p 206.
Bequest of Emily M. De Peyster
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