Mr. and Mrs. Samuel Bayard
Date: ca. 1644
Medium: Oil on wood panel
Dimensions: Overall: 34 1/2 × 48 in. (87.6 × 121.9 cm)
Credit Line: Bequest of Cora Van Rensselaer Catlin
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Object Number: 1915.7
This double portrait depicts Anna Stuyvesant Bayard (ca. 1611-after 1654) and her husband Samuel (1610-ca. 1650) in a lush landscape in front of their home at Alphen-on-Rhine, Holland. After the death of her husband, Anna emigrated to New Amsterdam, then under the direction of her brother, Peter Stuyvesant.
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