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The Right Reverend Samuel Provoost (1742–1815)

Object Name: Portrait
Date: 1787
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Medium: Oil on canvas
Dimensions: Overall: 36 3/4 × 28 1/4 in. (93.3 × 71.8 cm)
Credit Line: Gift of Mr. and Mrs. Cadwallader D. Colden
Object Number: 1825.1
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Samuel Provoost was born in New York and rose through the ranks of the clergy to become the city's first Protestant Episcopal bishop. His portrait was painted by Duché in England and copied by Benjamin West. The original was a gift to the Society from the subject's daugther and son-in-law; West's copy was placed in Trinity Church, New York.