"Portrait of Eleazer Bulkeley" oil on canvas

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"Portrait of Eleazer Bulkeley" oil on canvas

2,000.00

Original oil on canvas, 40"h x 33"w, last quarter of 18th century, framed.

This portrait is of Eleazer Bulkeley, grandfather of Edwin Bulkeley, a merchant. Eleazer ran away from home when he was thirteen years of age (1776), enlisted on the ship Defense and took part in many engagements with British vessels during the next three years. In 1779 he joined the coast guard under Captain Stephen Thorp and served on land for a year. After the coast guard, he went to sea again and for several years was engaged in various business ventures, which were nearly invariably successful. In 1785, he bought a sloop in partnership with Mish Perry, and after buying out his partner two years later, established the shipping firm of E. Bulkeley & Sons – the first shipping business in New York City. 

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