This impression is from a series of beautifully engraved portrait prints copied from the paintings of Alonzo Chappel. The text was written by Evert A. Duyckinck and the two volume work published in 1862 was entitled, National Portrait Gallery of Eminent Americans. The prints included famous American orators, statesmen, naval and military heroes, jurists and authors. Philip Schuyler was a Major General in the Continental Army and the first senator from New York State elected to the first United States Congress. He is also remembered as being the father-in-law to Alexander Hamilton.