Margarita Van Vecten (1706-1743)
Attributed to Nehemiah Partridge (1683-about 1737)
Oil on canvas
41 5/8 H x 35 1/8 W
Inscribed lower right: Eta Sue 1719
Descended in the Van Vechten Family to Frances Katalena Van Vechten, to Albany Institute
Bequest of Miss Frances K. Van Vechten
Margarita was the daughter of Volkert Van Vechten (d. 1746) and Lydia Ten Broeck Van Vechten (d. 1748). She married Gerrit C. Van DenBergh. The source of the pose derives from a mezzotint print of Lady Bucknell about 1686, after Sir Godfrey Kneller.