Cupid Bracelet

John Ramage (1748–1808)
Date: 1785
Dimensions: 1 3/8 H x 1 3/16 W (oval miniature)
Materials: Watercolor on ivory, gold, seed pearls
Inscribed within the watercolor: Cupid Crowns Hyman Joins/1785; inscribed on reverse: D. T. B./and/C. S./1785.
Credit: Gift of Mrs. Cornelia S. Cate and Mrs. Robert Davison
Accession Number: 1968.8.1
Dirck Ten Broeck (1765–1832) gave the bracelet to his new bride Cornelia Stuyvesant (1768–1825). The couple was married in September 1785, at the Dutch Church in New York City. He trained in law and was admitted to the bar in 1791. Ten Broeck became involved in both local and state politics, serving on Albany City Council in 1793 and New York Assembly between 1796 and 1802.