With great pleasure we present the portrait of this veteran soldier. He arrived in New Amsterdam in 1647, as Director General of the New-Netherlands for the states of Holland. Under his government the colony prospered until 1664, when he was obliged to surrender New Amsterdam, and its dependencies, to Richard Nicolls, for James, Duke of York, and the province was called New-York.--Much against his will, Governor Stuyvesant capitulated, though upon honorable terms, for the force brought against him was an English fleet and army, sustained by the New-England Colonies. The change has proved happy, and the descendants of this soldier and statesman flourish among us as distinguished citizens of the United States of America. Painted by a Flemish master before the subject left Holland. [P. 24.]
Catalogue. Descriptive, Biographical and Historical, of the Exhibition of Select Paintings, by Modern Artists, principally American, and living, under the Direction of a Committee of Amateurs. The Paintings borrowed for this particular purpose from friends to the arts. At the Stuyvesant Institute, for four weeks only from the day of opening, Nov. 19, 1838. New York: Printed by G.P. Scott. 1838.