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Mrs. Peter Van Zandt (Sarah Janeway, 1771–1841)

Object Name: Portrait
Date: ca. 1835
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Medium: Oil on canvas
Dimensions: Framed: 50 × 44 in. (127 × 111.8 cm) Unframed: 37 1/2 × 30 3/4 in. (95.3 × 78.1 cm)
Credit Line: Gift of Mrs. Edward Van Zandt Lane (Grace Maria Hustace)
Object Number: 1945.87
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Sarah Ann Janeway was the daughter of George and Auftje (Ten Eyck) Janeway of New York City. Her father, a captain in the New York militia during the Revolution, was a man of substantial wealth and was a member of the Dutch Reformed Church. The subject married Peter Van Zandt (1764-1845), a prominent New York merchant, on January 16, 1791. They had ten children and lived at 135 Greene Street, in New York.