John Van Nest (1813-1892)

Object Number: 
ca. 1840
Oil on canvas
Overall: 36 1/4 x 29 1/4 in. ( 92.1 x 74.3 cm )
Gallery Label: 
John, the son of Abraham Van Nest, Sr., and Margaret (Field) Van Nest, was a banker and businessman of New York. From 1843-53 he was a director of the Greenwich Savings Bank and was a member of the firm of Van Nest and Hayden, saddlery hardware merchants. From 1843 until his death he was a member of The New-York Historical Society. His portrait was a gift to the Society from the estate of his granddaughter.
Credit Line: 
Gift of the Estate of Mary Vanderpool Van Nest through Sarah H. Van Nest
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Creative: Tronvig Group