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Peter Wilson, LL.D. (1746-1825)

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Oil on canvas
Overall: 36 x 28 in. (91.4 x 71.1 cm)
signature and date: at right: "Maynard 1902 / After----"
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Wilson was born in Scotland, and studied at the University of Aberdeen. He immigrated to New York in 1763. A scholar of Greek and Latin, he taught at Columbia College from 1789-1792 and from 1797-1820, and served as acting president from 1800-1801. The original of this portrait by Samuel Waldo and William Jewett may have been painted in 1821 or early 1822, probably on the commission of Columbia College, which owns it.
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Bequest of Gerald F. Shepard
Due to ongoing research, information about this object is subject to change.
Creative: Tronvig Group