Gulian Verplanck (1751–1799) graduated from Kings’s College (now Columbia University) in 1768 and then spent several years in the Netherlands working at the banking firm of his maternal uncle, Daniel Crommelin. In 1788, following his return to New York, Gulian was elected to the state assembly, where he served twice as speaker. He also became president of the Bank of New York and, in 1792, helped found the Tontine Association, a precursor of the New York Stock Exchange. Fruitful in his private life as well, Gulian Verplanck had seven children.
the sitter, until died 1799; his daughter, Mrs. Claude (Emily) Quilliard, until died 1869; her son, Guilian Verplanck Quilliard; his four children, 1948; John Levy Galleries, New York, 1948; M. Knoedler and Company, New York, 1948–1949; Mrs. Bayard Verplanck, Fishkill-on-Hudson, New York, 1949
Artist: John Singleton Copley (American, Boston, Massachusetts 1738–1815 London)Date: 1798Medium: Black and red chalk, white-chalk heightening, and graphite on blue laid paperAccession: 60.44.6On view in:Not on view