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Portrait of Jacob Gerard Koch  1817

by Rembrandt Peale

The letter that the male sitter has apparently just pulled from his correspondence folder is addressed to [Ja]cob Gerard Koch (1761-1830), a prosperous merchant and prominent citizen of Philadelphia. Born in Holland, Koch emigrated to America before 1778. His business as an importer and merchant of "German" linens made him wealthy enough to purchase a country estate, Fount...
34 1/16 × 29 in. (86.52 × 73.66 cm)
Oil on canvas
Courtesy of the Los Angeles County Museum of Art