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Philip Jacob Arcularius (ca.1750-1825)

Object Name: Portrait
Date: ca. 1810
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Medium: Oil on canvas
Dimensions: Overall: 30 x 24 in. ( 76.2 x 61 cm )
Credit Line: Bequest of Mrs. Lathrop Colgate Harper
Object Number: 1957.212
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Originally from Marburg, Germany, Arcularius settled in New York City by 1789. By 1794 he was settled at 11 Frankfort Street, where he remained active as a tanner and currier until his death. In 1805, he was appointed superintendent of the almshouse by vote of the Common Council of New York.