Description: Jacob Evertson (1734-1807) and Margaret Bloom (1744-1807) were married in Fishkill, New York on October 29, 1761. The following year they built a large brick house in Amenia, where Jacob had inherited land situated in the Great Nine Partners Patent. Representing Dutchess County in the Second Provincial Congress of New York, 1775-1776, Jacob also served in the Continental Army during the Revolutionary War.Each oil on canvas, 29 1/2 x 23 1/2 inches. Each with typed label on the reverse identifying the sitters. In reproduction period frames by Perry Hopf, Kennebunk, Maine.Provenance: Keno Auctions, New York, January 18, 2011, lot 135; Sharon Platt, Portsmouth, New Hampshire.Literature: Illustrated as engravings in "The Journal of American History," Vol. XII, No. 3, July-September, 1918, pp. 397 and 400.
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