Mrs. Gerrit Duyckinck (1666-1738)
Oil on wood panel
Overall: 30 1/4 x 24 7/8 in. ( 76.8 x 63.2 cm )
Mrs. Duyckinck wears a brown dress with white trim and a blue-green shawl around her shoulder. Her hair and eyes are brown.
Born in Albany, Maria Abeel was the daughter of Christopher Janse and Neeltje Jans (Kroom) Abeel. She married Gerrit Duyckinck in the Dutch Church at Albany on July 6, 1683, and from her family inherited large tracts of land around Albany and New York. She was the mother of eleven children and was buried in the graveyard of the Dutch Church in New York.
Bequest of George Abeel
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