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Samuel Verplanck

Artist:
John Singleton Copley (American, Boston, Massachusetts 1738–1815 London)
Date:
1771
Geography:
Made in New York, New York, United States
Medium:
Oil on canvas
Dimensions:
30 x 25 in. (76.2 x 63.5 cm) Framed: 39 3/16 x 34 1/2 x 2 3/4 in. (99.5 x 87.7 x 7 cm)
Classification:
Paintings
Credit Line:
Gift of James De Lancey Verplanck, 1939
Accession Number:
39.173
On view at The Met Fifth Avenue in Gallery 718
This portrait of Samuel Verplanck (1739–1820) is unsigned and undated but can be assigned to 1771, when Copley made his sole trip to New York. The artist also painted Samuel Verplanck’s brother Gulian as well as his son, Daniel Crommelin Verplanck.
Inscription: [on old stretcher by a later hand]: Portrait of Samuel VerPlanck by Copley / owner Samuel VerPlanck, Fishkill on the Hudson / N.Y.
great-grandson of the subject, Samuel Verplanck, Fishkill, New York, by 1907–after 1915; probably his wife, Matilda C. Verplanck, Fishkill, New York, 1921; James De Lancey Verplanck, by 1938–1939
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