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William Kerin Constable

Artist:
Gilbert Stuart (American, North Kingston, Rhode Island 1755–1828 Boston, Massachusetts)
Date:
1796
Medium:
Oil on canvas
Dimensions:
28 5/8 x 23 1/2 in. (72.7 x 59.7 cm)
Classification:
Paintings
Credit Line:
Bequest of Richard De Wolfe Brixey, 1943
Accession Number:
43.86.2
On view at The Met Fifth Avenue in Gallery 724
Born in Dublin, William Kerin Constable (1752–1803) emigrated to America and settled in New York, where he engaged in the international trade that dominated Baltimore’s burgeoning economy. In 1784, he became a founding partner of the firm Constable, Rucke and Company, which outfitted the first American vessel to trade with China and India.
the sitter's son, William K. Constable, Constableville, New York, died 1821; his son, John Constable, Constableville, New York, died 1887; his nephew's wife, Mrs. William Constable, New York, died 1922; her husband's relative, William Constable, New York, until 1925; Richard De Wolfe Brixey, New York, 1925 -died 1943
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