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Description: Life, Liberty, and the Pursuit of Happiness: American Art from the Yale University...
Although it was made for an English patron, this large beaker reflects the Dutch culture that dominated in New York in the late seventeenth century. Made by Cornelius Yander Burgh, it was presented to Robert Sandersen (1641-ca. 1691) of Schenectady in 1685. The Protestant Sandersens fled England for Holland during the reign of Mary II, eventually settling in Dutch-controlled New York. Sandersen probably received the beaker as a token of gratitude from Robert Livingston, a Scottish merchant and patron, after he served as an interpreter to help Livingston acquire a large tract of land from local Indians...
PublisherYale University Art Gallery
PublisherYale University Press
Related print edition pages: pp.42-59

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