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Painted in his later years, this oil painting of Epaphras Hoyt (1765-1850) shows him seated in a chair wearing a black coat, vest, and a white stock in the fashion of the 1830s. The books in the painting show Maj. Hoyt's interest in history and science. He wrote books on military science, astronomy, and geography and left many notes on a special interest of his, the French and Indian wars.


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Epaphras Hoyt (1765-1850)

artist   Unidentified
date   c. 1835
width   24.37"
height   31.06"
process/materials   oil on panel
item type   Art/Painting
accession #   #1983.504b

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Surveying Instrument

Appointment to Sheriff of Epaphras Hoyt

Copyright Agreement for book entitled "Antiquarian Researches"

"Review of the Military Operations in the Northern Campaign" by Epaphras Hoyt

"Practical Instructions for Military Officers"

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