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Jeremiah Platt

Artist:
John Mare (1739–1802/3)
Date:
1767
Medium:
Oil on canvas
Dimensions:
48 1/2 x 38 1/2 in. (123.2 x 97.8 cm)
Classification:
Paintings
Credit Line:
Victor Wilbour Memorial Fund, 1955
Accession Number:
55.55
On view at The Met Fifth Avenue in Gallery 747
Jeremiah Platt (1744–1811) was a successful New York businessman, a partner with his brother-in-law Samuel Broome in the mercantile firm of Broome, Platt and Company. Mare, a little-known but highly skilled New York portraitist, painted an inventive and refined portrait of Platt, with as much attention paid to the Chippendale-style side chair as to the sitter.
Signature: [on chair back]: Jno. Mare. / Pinxt. / 1767
the sitter's descendants, until 1955; John Fremery; sale, Coleman Auction Galleries, New York, 10 Mar. 1955; with Jon Nicholas Streep, New York, 1955
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