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Mrs. Abraham Van Santvoort of New York

ca. 1805 Ezra Ames Born: Framingham, Massachusetts 1768 Died: Albany, New York 1836 watercolor on ivory image: sight 3 1/8 x 2 1/2 in. (8.0 x 6.4 cm) oval Smithsonian American Art Museum Gift of Mrs. Henry L. Milmore 1950.4.18 Not currently on view


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The Van Santvoort family of Albany, New York, founded the Hudson River Day Line in 1828, a steamship company that provided transportation along the Hudson River between New York City and upstate New York. The steamboat Robert Fulton made its last run on this line in 1948. We do not yet know anything about the young Mrs. Abraham van Santvoort shown in this miniature.

Keywords

History - United States - New York

Portrait female - Van Santvoort, Abraham, Mrs.

painting - miniature

paint - watercolor

ivory

About Ezra Ames

Born: Framingham, Massachusetts 1768 Died: Albany, New York 1836