Mrs. Gerard De Peyster (1774-1815)
Watercolor on ivory
Overall: 2 1/2 x 2 in. ( 6.4 x 5.1 cm )
Margaret, the daughter of John and Elizabeth (Haring) De Peyster, was born and died in New York. Both Mrs. De Peyster and her husband were first cousins of Elizabeth De Peyster, the second wife of Charles Willson Peale.
Sellers, Charles Coleman, Portraits and Miniatures by Charles Willson Peale, The Transactions of the American Philosophical Society, Vol. 42, Part I, Philadelphia: 1952, pp. 64-5, 270. Belknap, Waldron Phoenix, Jr. The De Peyster Geneaology. Boston: Privately Printed, 1956, p. 94, fig. 28 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, pp. 204-5.
Gift of Waldron Phoenix Belknap, Jr.
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