Peter Van Vechten Memorial

Ezra Ames (1768-1836)
Date: c. 1800
Medium: Oil on canvas
Dimensions: 15 3/8 H x 20 1/4 W
Inscription: Inscribed on left monument: P. V. V./Obt . . ./1795/Christ is the/Resurrection/and the life; inscribed on right monument: J. V. V./Obt. 27 . . ./1797/I . . ./put my trust/in the/Redeemer; inscribed at bottom: Sacred to the Memory of Peter Van Vechten and of his cousin Judith Van Vechten
Credit: Gift of the Van Vechten Estate
Accession Number: 1898.2.1
Comments: Peter Van Vechten was the son of Teunis Van Vechten, a merchant, and Elizabeth De Wandelaer Van Vechten. In 1805 they lived on the west corner of Broadway and Maiden Lane in Albany. Mourning pictures executed on canvas with oils, such as this one, are uncommon. Most were embroidered or painted on silk.