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.
History - United States - New York
Portrait female - Van Santvoort, Abraham, Mrs.
painting - miniature
paint - watercolor