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Peter Augustus Jay (1776-1843)

Object Number: 
1952.353
Date: 
1797
Medium: 
Pastel and charcoal(?) on blue paper
Dimensions: 
Overall: 9 1/4 x 7 5/16 in. (23.5 x 18.6 cm)
Marks: 
Wood panel backing of frame inscribed in black pastel: "J. Sharples / Cap Boids Sloop / May Holland[?]"; below in brown ink: "Drawn by J Sharpless. 1797"
Inscriptions: 
Wood panel backing of frame inscribed in black pastel: "J. Sharples / Cap Boids Sloop / May Holland[?]"; below in brown ink: "Drawn by J Sharpless. 1797"
Description: 
Portrait
Gallery Label: 
The subject was the son of John Jay, the first Chief Justice of the United States, and Sarah Van Brugh (Livingston) Jay. He studied law and practiced in New York. Like his father, he was a staunch Federalist and held several minor public offices. He was a trustee of Columbia College, his alma mater, and served as the president of The New-York Historical Society from 1840 to 1842.
Credit Line: 
Purchase, Abbott Fund
Due to ongoing research, information about this object is subject to change.
Creative: Tronvig Group