Edward Collins

Attributed to the Pierpont Limner
Date: 1713-1716
Medium: Oil on canvas
Dimensions: 30 1/4 H x 24 5/8 W; 37 3/8 H x 32 (frame)
Inscription: Inscribed, bottom center: Edward Collins Albany [?]
Provenance: Purchased by the donor from William Cushing Loring through Robert Vose Galleries, Boston. William Cushing Loring purchased it in 1933 from the estate sale of Charles M. Tyler of Boston. Previous ownership unknown
Credit: Gift of Mrs. Ledyard Cogswell, Jr.
Accession Number: 1954.58
Comments: The subject was born in Albany, NY, son of John and Margarita Schuyler Collins. He was baptized in the Albany Dutch Church. In 1733 he married Margarita Bleecker. Colilns was a prominent Albany attorney and commissioner of Indian affairs.