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The Philip Schuyler (1788-1865) Family
Date: 1824
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Medium: Watercolor, black ink, and graphite on beige paper
Dimensions: Overall: 9 3/8 x 12 in. (23.8 x 30.5 cm)
Description: Group portrait
Credit Line: Gift of Elizabeth Harison
Object Number: 1952.81
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Inscribed: Label on backing of former frame inscribed in ink: "Picture painted at Schuyler / ville by a travelling artist / - Philip Schuyler / - Grace Hunter Schuyler / - Ruth - Grace / - Elizabeth - Catherine & Harriet. / artist Ambrose Andrews. 1824. Grt. Barrington"

Gallery Label:

Philip Schuyler (1788-1865) was the only son of John Bradstreet Schuyler (1765-95) and Elizabeth (Van Rensselaer) Schuyler and a grandson of Major General Philip John Schuyler. In this group portrait, Philip Schuyler is pictured with his wife, Grace (Hunter) Schuyler, and their five daughters, Ruth, Grace, Elizabeth, Catharine and Harriet. The family is represented in the parlor of their Schuylerville home, which is now part of Saratoga National Historical Park.

Provenance:

Elizabeth Harison, New York City

Exhibitions:

"Making a Home in the Federal City," The Octagon, Washington, DC, October 1, 1991–February 5, 1992.

"Group Dynamics: Family Portraits and Scenes of Everyday Life at the New-York Historical Society," New-York Historical Society, May 5–September 15, 2006.

"Drawn By New York: Six Centuries of Watercolors and Drawings," New-York Historical Society, September 18, 2008–January 07, 2009.