Frederic De Peyster (1796-1882)
Overall: 33 x 22 x 11 3/4 in. ( 83.8 x 55.9 x 29.8 cm )
signed: on back: "Bissell" inscribed: front of socle: "DEPEYSTER"
The subject of this portrait was born in New York, the son of Frederic and Helen Livingston (Hake) De Peyster. He was a trustee of the New York Society Library, a founder of the Soldier's Home, a vice-president of th Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Children, and a member of the boards of several charitable organizations. From 1829 to 1837 he was recording secretary of The New-York Historical Society, from 1850 to 1863, a vice-president, and president in 1864-66 and 1873-82.
Gift of Mr. John Watts De Peyster
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