Colonel Gerardus Beekman, M. D. (1653-1723)

Classification: 
Date: 
ca. 1710-1720
Medium: 
Oil on linen (relined)
Dimensions: 
Overall: 30 1/8 x 25 in. ( 76.5 x 63.5 cm )
Credit Line: 
Gift of Dr. Robert S. Beekman
Object Number: 
1978.59
Marks: 
inscription: on back of canvas: "Gerard Beekman / died OCT. 10th 1723 - Aged 72 Years"
Gallery Label: 
The subject was the second son of William Beekman, founder of the American branch of the Beekman family and Catharine (De Boogh) Beekman. The subject was a physician and practiced medicine in Flatbush. As a member of the Leisler government, he was imprisoned for treason in 1691. However, after his release he was promoted to lieutenant colonel and later to full colonel in the militia under Governor Bellomont.
Bibliography: 
Krohn, Deborah, Peter Miller, and Marybeth De Filippis, eds., "Dutch New York Between East and West: The World of Margrieta van Varick." New York: Bard Graduate Center, New-York Historical Society, New Haven and London: Yale University Press, 2009, p. 213-5
Date Begin: 
0
Date End: 
1720
eMuseum Object ID: 
44115
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Allegory of New Amsterdam or New York in America: Study for the Engraving "N: Amsterdam, ou N: Iork in Ameriq--:"

Classification: 
Date: 
c. 1700
Medium: 
Brown and black ink and wash with red chalk, white lead pigment, black chalk, and tracing impressions from a stylus on ivory paper, inlaid into a larger sheet
Dimensions: 
Overall: 7 1/4 x 9 3/8 in. ( 18.4 x 23.8 cm ) mat: 14 x 18 in. ( 35.6 x 45.7 cm )
Credit Line: 
Gift of Lucius Wilmerding
Object Number: 
1949.45
Inscriptions: 
Inscribed at lower center outside image in brown ink: "N. AMSTERDAM ou N. IORK / in Ameriq—."
Gallery Label: 
This original drawing in reverse, apparently executed by "Pieter Mortier," was probably drawn ca. 1700 for the copperplate engraving of New York as it appeared in 1673. It was published in Amsterdam by P. Mortier, whose signature on the engraving appears as "P. Mortier, cum Privil." A copy is in the Society's Print Room. The prototype of the Mortier view is the so-called Restitutio View of New Amsterdam, which was drawn to celebrate the recapture of the city by the Dutch in August 1673.
Provenance: 
Ogden Goelet, New York; Lucius Wilmerding, New York, 1949
Bibliography: 
Krohn, Deborah, Peter Miller, and Marybeth De Filippis, eds., "Dutch New York Between East and West: The World of Margrieta van Varick." New York: Bard Graduate Center, New-York Historical Society, New Haven and London: Yale University Press, 2009, p. 189-92
Date Begin: 
0
Date End: 
1700
eMuseum Object ID: 
38921
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Jug

Classification: 
Date: 
ca. 1600-1750
Medium: 
Stoneware
Dimensions: 
Overall: 6 1/4 x 4 3/4 in. ( 15.9 x 12.1 cm )
Description: 
Wheelthrown bulbous grey stoneware jug with modeled and incised mask of bearded man on bottle neck under banded border opposite handle and raised floral medallion impressions (3), under a caramel-colored salt glaze.
Object Number: 
INV.6509
Gallery Label: 
Bellamarines, greybeards, or bartmann krug as they are called in Germany where they were first made in the 16th century continued to be produced there until late in the 19th century. They were exported early on to England where it was believed that they represented Cardinal Bellarmino (1542-1621), a leader of the Counter-Reformation. They were sometimes called D'Alva bottles after the Spanish duke.
Bibliography: 
Krohn, Deborah, Peter Miller, and Marybeth De Filippis, eds., "Dutch New York Between East and West: The World of Margrieta van Varick." New York: Bard Graduate Center, New-York Historical Society, New Haven and London: Yale University Press, 2009, p. 302
Date Begin: 
0
Date End: 
1750
eMuseum Object ID: 
38085
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Jars

Classification: 
Date: 
1650-1750
Medium: 
Tin-glazed earthenware
Dimensions: 
Overall: 2 7/8 x 2 3/8 in. ( 7.3 x 6 cm )
Description: 
One of two molded baluster shaped tin-glazed earthenware jars decorated in blue underglaze with loosely painted flowers and leaves.
Credit Line: 
Gift of Dr. Fenwick Beekman
Object Number: 
1954.22b
Gallery Label: 
These could possibly be dry-drug jars.
Bibliography: 
Krohn, Deborah, Peter Miller, and Marybeth De Filippis, eds., "Dutch New York Between East and West: The World of Margrieta van Varick." New York: Bard Graduate Center, New-York Historical Society, New Haven and London: Yale University Press, 2009, p. 300-1
Date Begin: 
0
Date End: 
1750
eMuseum Object ID: 
38079
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Taper jack

Classification: 
Date: 
1700-1750
Medium: 
Iron
Dimensions: 
Overall: 4 1/2 x 7 3/4 x 2 7/8 in. ( 11.4 x 19.7 x 7.3 cm )
Description: 
Wrought iron wax jack or taper stand with trefoil feet supporting square platform with scalloped edge and engraved; with central support for scissor like clippers and applied stem handle with seven-lobed leaf terminus.
Object Number: 
Z.2886
Bibliography: 
Krohn, Deborah, Peter Miller, and Marybeth De Filippis, eds., "Dutch New York Between East and West: The World of Margrieta van Varick." New York: Bard Graduate Center, New-York Historical Society, New Haven and London: Yale University Press, 2009, p. 306
Date Begin: 
0
Date End: 
1750
eMuseum Object ID: 
37977
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Seal matrix

Classification: 
Date: 
ca. 1646
Medium: 
Silver
Dimensions: 
Overall: 1 1/4 x 1 5/8 in. ( 3.2 x 4.1 cm ) Silver Weight: 1 oz (troy) 17 dwt (58 g)
Description: 
Cast and engraved silver seal matrix of Peter Stuyvesant; circular matrix engraved with the arms of the Stuyvesant family, a running stag below a hound chasing a hare in a shield, shield surmounted by the family crest, a demi-stag jumping out of a prince's crown, and foliate scrolls; feathered border around the edge with an inscription along the border; engraved in Latin, "S. PET: STUYVESANT: N: BELGII ET CURACO. INS. GUBERNATOR" [Seal of Peter Stuyvesant, Director General of New Netherland and Curacao] in roman letters; cylindrical hinge applied vertically down the reverse; double s-scroll topped by a loop, applied to the hinge.
Credit Line: 
Gift of Robert Van Rensselaer Stuyvesant
Object Number: 
1909.34
Marks: 
engraved: around the edge: "S. PET: STUYVESANT: N: BELGII ET CURACO. INS. GUBERNATOR" in roman letters
Gallery Label: 
When Peter Stuyvesant (1611/12-1672) arrived in May 1647 to assume his duties as director general of New Netherland, he brought this newly minted Dutch seal matrix. Few documents survive with this seal, which was probably made not long after May 1645, when Stuyvesant was selected by the Dutch West India Company to succeed director Willem Kieft. The absence of examples of this seal on surviving official documents raises the possibility that Stuyvesant used this matrix primarily for purposes of identification and security, and used the official seal of New Netherland as a mark of authorization.
Provenance: 
Peter Stuyvesant (1611/12-1672), who married Judith Bayard (1608-1685); to their son Nicolaes Willem Stuyvesant (1648-1698), who married (2nd) Elizabeth Van Slichtenhorst (1652-1738); to their son Gerardus Stuyvesant (1691-1777), who married Judith Bayard (1685-1751); to their son Petrus Stuyvesant (1727-1805), who married Margaret Livingston (1738-1818); to their son Nicholas William Stuyvesant (1769-1833), who married Catherine Livingston Reade (1777-1867); to their son Peter Stuyvesant (1796-1860), who married Julia Rebecca Martin (b. 1805); to their son Robert Van Rensselaer Stuyvesant (1838-1918), the donor.
Bibliography: 
Krohn, Deborah, Peter Miller, and Marybeth De Filippis, eds., "Dutch New York Between East and West: The World of Margrieta van Varick." New York: Bard Graduate Center, New-York Historical Society, New Haven and London: Yale University Press, 2009, p. 177-178
Date Begin: 
0
Date End: 
1646
eMuseum Object ID: 
36035
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Girdle buckle

Classification: 
Date: 
ca. 1703
Medium: 
Gold
Dimensions: 
Overall: 1 3/8 x 1 1/8 x 1/4 in. ( 3.5 x 2.9 x 0.6 cm ) Silver Weight: 10 dwt (16 g)
Description: 
Gold belt buckle with a u-shaped frame; inner crossbar with two prongs and a fish-tail plaque with engraved foliage at front; back of plaque engraved "SARA* ByARD" in roman letters; maker's mark "EB" in rectangular surround stamped on the front of the plaque.
Credit Line: 
Gift of Robert G. Goelet
Object Number: 
1965.14
Marks: 
engraved: underside of plaque: "SARA ByARD" in roman letters hallmark stamped in relief: center of plaque: "E B" in roman letters in rectangular surround.
Gallery Label: 
This gold buckle belonged to Sarah Bayard (1683-1739). It may have been presented to her around the time of her marriage in 1703. She would have used the buckle to secure a girdle with a narrow ribbon belt worn around her waist. The circumstances under which Sarah received this elegant gold girdle buckle remain unclear. Scholars have posited that Sarah used her mother's bequest of "£12 in money to make her a silver tankard when she is of age or married" to purchase this gold buckle instead of the silver tankard. However, the use of Sarah's maiden name on the buckle points to a date around or prior to her marriage in 1703. A more likely scenario is that Sarah's future husband or another family member presented her the buckle as an engagement or wedding gift.
Provenance: 
Sarah Bayard (1685-1739), who married Abraham Van Gaasbeck Chambers (1679-1759); descent uncertain; acquired by Philip Hammerslough, Hartford, Conn., prior to 1958; acquired by Stephen Ensko, New York City, around 1962; purchased prior to 1965 by Robert G. Goelet, New York City, the donor.
Bibliography: 
Krohn, Deborah, Peter Miller, and Marybeth De Filippis, eds., "Dutch New York Between East and West: The World of Margrieta van Varick." New York: Bard Graduate Center, New-York Historical Society, New Haven and London: Yale University Press, 2009, p. 230-1
Date Begin: 
0
Date End: 
1703
eMuseum Object ID: 
35997
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Buckle

Classification: 
Date: 
1675-1775
Medium: 
Gold
Dimensions: 
Overall: 1 x 1 1/2 x 3/8 in. ( 2.5 x 3.8 x 1 cm )
Description: 
Yellow and rose gold filigree buckle with tooth and clasp hinged at the center; scrollwork within scrollwork throughout.
Object Number: 
Z.1704
Gallery Label: 
A tag found with this woman's buckle identifies it as Dutch, and having come from the Van Zandt family.
Bibliography: 
Krohn, Deborah, Peter Miller, and Marybeth De Filippis, eds., "Dutch New York Between East and West: The World of Margrieta van Varick." New York: Bard Graduate Center, New-York Historical Society, New Haven and London: Yale University Press, 2009, p. 230-1
Date Begin: 
0
Date End: 
1775
eMuseum Object ID: 
34988
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Brandywine bowl (brandewijnkom)

Classification: 
Is owned by NYHS: 
Yes
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Date: 
ca. 1700
Medium: 
Silver
Dimensions: 
Overall: 5 3/4 x 12 3/8 x 8 3/4 in. ( 14.6 x 31.4 x 22.2 cm ) Silver Weight: 21 oz (troy) 6 dwt (662 g)
Description: 
Raised silver two-handled lobate bowl; deep, bowl-shaped body, with sides curved out from an applied, molded footring with a stamped "x" band and an applied six lobed, scalloped base, and back to an inward sloping rim; sides divided into six panels by deep, chased vertical "U"-shaped lines, lines are punched inward at the top to give a lobed affect to the lip; in each panel an escutcheon-shape is formed by deep chased lines, with scrolls below; within each escutcheon are repoussé chased flowers, alternating tulips and pinks with lightly engraved scrolls at each side; center of the bowl has a repoussé chased floral motif surrounded by six trefoils; two cast, c-scroll, caryatid handles applied at the lip and the mid body, forked at the lower terminal, beaded down the sides; engraved, "P/ C * M" in block letters in the lower center of one lobe; engraved in the opposite lobe, "E. D. P." in the lower center; engraved center of bowl, "H. C. de Peyster" in script; maker's mark on the lip.
Credit Line: 
Bequest of Catherine Augusta De Peyster
Object Number: 
1911.38
Marks: 
Inscription: engraved at lower center of one lobe: "P/ C * M" in block letters Inscription: engraved at opposite lobe: "E. D. P." Inscription: engraved script at center front: "H. C. de Peyster" Mark: stamped at lip: "W. K/ B" in a heart outline surr
Gallery Label: 
The brandywine bowl, a decorative vessel favored by elite families of Dutch descent, embodies the perpetuation of Dutch tradition in New York. Brandywine bowls are traditionally associated with the Dutch ritual of the kindermaal, a celebratory feast held in honor of a mother and her newborn child. This bowl is engraved with three sets of initials, which trace the bowl's ownership through six generations of the De Peyster family. The earliest set indicates that the bowl was made to celebrate the birth of one of the children of New York City merchant Cornelis De Peyster and his wife, Maria Bancker, who married in 1694.
Provenance: 
Cornelis De Peyster (1673-1749) and his wife Maria Bancker (1675-1710); possibly descended to his nephew, Abraham De Peyster, Jr. (1696-1767), who married Margaretta Van Cortlandt (1694-1769); to their son James A. De Peyster (1726-1799), who married Sarah Reade (1724-1802); to their son Colonel Abraham De Peyster (1753-1799), who married Catherine Augusta Livingston (1759-1839); to their daughter Harriot Charlton De Peyster (1788-after 1870); to her niece Catherine Augusta De Peyster (1835-1911), the donor.
Bibliography: 
Hofer, Margaret K. "Seventeenth-and eighteenth-century family silver." The Magazine Antiques 167 (2005): 156-160. Krohn, Deborah, Peter Miller, and Marybeth De Filippis, eds., "Dutch New York Between East and West: The World of Margrieta van Varick." New York: Bard Graduate Center, New-York Historical Society, New Haven and London: Yale University Press, 2009, p. 216-7
Date Begin: 
0
Date End: 
1700
eMuseum Object ID: 
34957
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Kast

Classification: 
Is owned by NYHS: 
Yes
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Date: 
1675-1690
Medium: 
Walnut, walnut veneer, elm, oak, ebony
Dimensions: 
Overall: 87 x 88 1/2 x 29 in. ( 221 x 224.8 x 73.7 cm )
Description: 
Walnut Baroque kas; detachable overhanging molded cornice with applied central cartouche with two shields surmounted by a helmet and surrounded by foliate carving, above carved lion's mask; carved cherubs surrounded by foliate carving on front corners; rectangular case with two raised-panel doors with center stile attached to right-hand door, band of foliate carving with two putti on rail above door, vertical bands of foliate carving on side and center stiles, interior contains two shelves with drawers below shelves; separate base unit with long drawer with two wooden knobs (ebony), ornamented to look like two raised-panel drawers divided by central stile; drawer fronts, side and center stiles ornamented with foliate carving; two platform feet with depressed ball front feet (elm with oak tenons).
Credit Line: 
Gift of Dr. Fenwick Beekman
Object Number: 
1941.914
Gallery Label: 
This ample wardrobe, or kast, was made in the Dutch Republic and descended in the Keteltas and Beekman families of New York. Kasten were often part of a woman's dowry and were regarded as status symbols. This example was probably brought to New Amsterdam by the maternal ancestors of Jane Keteltas, who married James Beekman in 1752. Kasten became less popular in the American colonies by the mid-eighteenth, but continued to be important reminders of Dutch ancestry.
Bibliography: 
Krohn, Deborah, Peter Miller, and Marybeth De Filippis, eds., "Dutch New York Between East and West: The World of Margrieta van Varick." New York: Bard Graduate Center, New-York Historical Society, New Haven and London: Yale University Press, 2009, p. 256-8
Date Begin: 
0
Date End: 
1690
eMuseum Object ID: 
34595
Due to ongoing research, information about this object is subject to change.

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