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Gerardus Duyckinck II (1723-1797)

Object Name: Portrait
Date: ca. 1755-1760
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Medium: Oil on canvas
Dimensions: Overall: 42 1/2 x 39 1/4 in. ( 108 x 99.7 cm )
Credit Line: Gift of Mrs. Fanny F. Clark
Object Number: 1923.8
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Gerardus Duyckinck II, the son of Gerardus and Johanna (Van Brugh) Duyckinck, was baptized in the Dutch Church in New York on March 20, 1723. He initially carried on his father's business of "Limning, Painting, Varnishing, Japanning, Gilding, Glazing, and Silvering of Looking-Glasses" near the old Slip Market in New York, and later sold spectacles, telescopes, maps, engravings and art supplies.