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Mrs. Gerrit Duyckinck (1666-1738)

Object Name: Portrait
Date: ca. 1700-1710
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Medium: Oil on wood panel
Dimensions: Overall: 30 1/4 × 24 7/8 in. (76.8 × 63.2 cm)
Description: Mrs. Duyckinck wears a brown dress with white trim and a blue-green shawl around her shoulder. Her hair and eyes are brown.
Credit Line: Bequest of George Abeel
Object Number: 1918.6
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Born in Albany, Maria Abeel was the daughter of Christopher Janse and Neeltje Jans (Kroom) Abeel. She married Gerrit Duyckinck in the Dutch Church at Albany on July 6, 1683, and from her family inherited large tracts of land around Albany and New York. She was the mother of eleven children and was buried in the graveyard of the Dutch Church in New York.