Peter Stuyvesant and the Cobbler

Object Number: 
ca. 1850
Oil on canvas
Overall: 36 x 48 1/8 in. ( 91.4 x 122.2 cm ) frame: 48 x 60 x 4 in. (48 x 60 x 4 in.)
Dated at lower left: N.Y. / 1850
Gallery Label: 
Ehniger's study is a representation of Director-General Peter Stuyvesant administering a reproof to a cobbler who had attempted to meddle in the government affairs of the Dutch colony of New Netherland. The subject is drawn from Washington Irving's humerous description in his Knickerbocker history of New York, entitled entitled "A History of New York, from the Beginning of the World to the End of the Dutch Dynasty" (1809)
Credit Line: 
Gift of Mr. Hugh W. Long
Due to ongoing research, information about this object is subject to change.
Creative: Tronvig Group