19th-century painting is restored, on display
Historic Huguenot Street is has announced the restoration of a 19th-century oil-oncanvas portrait of Deborah Bloomer DuBois, made possible with funds from the state Council on the Arts and the Greater Hudson Heritage Network Conservation Treatment Program.
The restored painting may be viewed at the DuBois Fort Visitor Center, 81 Huguenot St., New Paltz, during regular weekend hours through Dec. 18.
The painting was donated to the group’s permanent collection in 2015 by Nathanial DuBois Clark.
When the painting was received, the name of the subject was unknown. However, based on the painting’s provenance and through genealogical research, the subject was identified as Deborah Bloomer DuBois, wife of Nathanial DuBois, a third great-grandson of Louis DuBois, one of New Paltz’s original patentees.