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William Walton (1706-1768)

Object Number: 
1902.3
Date: 
ca. 1750
Medium: 
Oil on canvas
Dimensions: 
Overall: 50 x 40 in. ( 127 x 101.6 cm )
Gallery Label: 
William Walton was the son of Captain William and Mary (Sandford) Walton. He followed his father into the shipping and mercantile business and became a prominent figure in the colony, serving as a member of the New York General Assembly (1751-58) and of the Governor's Council (1758-68). He was one of the founders and a trustee of the New York Society Library and a member of the Board of Trade from 1758 until his death.
Credit Line: 
Bequest of Theodora M. Storm
Due to ongoing research, information about this object is subject to change.
Creative: Tronvig Group