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Member of the Schuyler Family

ca. 1835 Alfred T. Agate Born: Sparta, New York 1812 Died: Washington, District of Columbia 1846 watercolor on ivory sight 2 3/4 x 2 1/4 in. (7.0 x 5.7 cm) oval Smithsonian American Art Museum Gift of Mrs. Henry L. Milmore 1950.4.38 Smithsonian American Art Museum
Luce Foundation Center, 3rd Floor, 16A, Drawer 8


Luce Center Label

This portrait depicts a young man in the Schuyler family, possibly a nephew of Elizabeth Schuyler (1757-1854). Elizabeth was the daughter of Philip John Schuyler, a general in the Revolutionary War. She married the statesman Alexander Hamilton in 1780, and the artist also painted a portrait of their son John Church Hamilton. Conservation of this miniature was made possible through a generous grant provided by the Smithsonian Women’s Committee.

Keywords

Portrait male - Schuyler - bust

painting - miniature

paint - watercolor

ivory

About Alfred T. Agate

Born: Sparta, New York 1812 Died: Washington, District of Columbia 1846

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