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Captain and Mrs. Johannes Schuyler

Object Name: Portrait
Date: ca. 1725-1735
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Medium: Oil on canvas
Dimensions: Unframed: 54 × 71 in. (137.2 × 180.3 cm) Framed: 60 1/2 in. × 6 ft. 5 3/4 in. × 3 3/4 in. (153.7 × 197.5 × 9.5 cm)
Credit Line: Bequest of Philip Schuyler
Object Number: 1915.8
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Captain Johannes Schuyler (1668-1747) was the sixth and youngest son of Philip Pieterse Schuyler, founder of the Schuyler family in America, and Margarita (Van Slichtenhorst) Schuyler. He married Elizabeth (Staats) Wendell (1659–1737), daughter of Major Abraham Staats and Katrina (Jorhemse) Staats, and widow of Johannes Wendell (1649–1691), on April 25, 1695. From 1703 to 1706 Captain Schuyler was mayor of Albany. This double portrait was a gift to the Society from the subjects' great-great-great-grandson.

Bibliography:

Hofer, Margaret K. "Seventeenth-and eighteenth-century family silver." The Magazine Antiques 167 (2005):156-160.

Krohn, Deborah, Peter Miller, and Marybeth De Filippis, eds. Dutch New York Between East and West: The World of Margrieta van Varick. New Haven: Yale University Press, 2009.

Exhibitions:

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

"New York Painting Begins: Eighteenth-Century Portraits," New-York Historical Society, January 24, 2009–March 1, 2010.

"Stories in Sterling: Four Centuries of Silver in New York," New-York Historical Society, May 4–September 23, 2012; Flagler Museum, Palm Beach, FL, January 28–April 20, 2014.