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Frederick Philipse III (?)

Object Name: Portrait
Date: ca. 1750
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Medium: Oil on canvas
Dimensions: Overall: 29 1/2 × 24 in. (74.9 × 61 cm)
Credit Line: Gift of Elizabeth Richard
Object Number: 1873.1
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The subject of this portrait is said to be Frederick Philipse III (1720-85), the son of Frederick II and Joanna (Brockholst) Philipse. Frederick III, the third lord of the manor, was educated at King's College (now Columbia) in New York and after inheriting his father's lands in 1751 served as a member of the Assembly. He sided with the British in the Revolution, so he went to prison and his lands were confiscated and eventually divided and sold.

Bibliography:

Logan, Eleanor, "Portraits of our Fathers," American Collector. The Magazine for Antiques Collectors and Dealers, Vol. XII, July, 1943, no. 6, pp. 6-7.

Catalogue of American Portraits in The New-York Historical Society, New Haven: Yale University Press, Vol. II, 1974, p. 620.