Rembrandt Peale (American, Bucks County, Pennsylvania 1778–1860 Philadelphia, Pennsylvania)
Oil on canvas
30 1/4 x 26 in. (76.8 x 66 cm)
Bequest of Noel Johnston King, 1979
Not on view
The accountant John Johnston (1781-1851) was born at Barnboard Mill, Galloway, Scotland, and came to New York in 1804. In 1817, he married Margaret Taylor Howard and their son, John Taylor Johnston, later became one of the founders of the Metropolitan Museum of Art.
the subject, New York, died 1851; his son, John Taylor Johnston, New York, died 1893; his son, J. Herbert Johnston, New York, by 1909– died 1935; his wife, Mrs. J. Herbert Johnston, New York; her daughter, Mrs. Noel Johnston Appleton King, New York, died 1979