Howard Strong (American, 1800-1850)
Stephen Van Rensselaer III (17641839), Lieutenant Governor of New York, wearing black coat, red waistcoat, white chemise, stock and cravat.
Signed on the obverse H Strong, gilt-mounted wood frame, the obverse with gilt-metal plaque engraved 213 Steven Van Ransselaer/ H. Strong, the reverse bearing label inscribed 213/ Stephen Van Rensselaer/ The Patroon of Albany/ miniature/ painted on ivory/ by H. Strong/ 1830/ Born in N.Y. City 1764/ Lieut Gov of N.Y. 1795/ Prest. Erie Canal/ Commission/ Founder of Rensselaer/ School in 1824.
Rectangular, 78mm (3 1/16in) high