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Portrait of Dirck D. Wynkoop, painted circa 1821 by Ammi Phillips. Historic Huguenot Street Permanent Collection, gift of Marie J. Wiersum. Courtesy of Historic Huguenot Street

After 50 years, stolen Ammi Phillips portraits recovered with FBI help

Portraits by Ammi Phillips (1788-1865) of Dirck D. Wynkoop and Annatje Eltinge Wynkoop, circa 1821. Oil on canvas. Historic Huguenot Street Permanent Collection, gift of Marie J. Wiersum. Courtesy of Historic Huguenot Street

Portraits by Ammi Phillips (1788-1865) of Dirck D. Wynkoop and Annatje Eltinge Wynkoop, circa 1821. Oil on canvas. Historic Huguenot Street permanent collection, gift of Marie J. Wiersum. Courtesy of Historic Huguenot Street

NEW PALTZ, N.Y. – The New York Art Crime Team of the Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI) recently returned two paintings by 19th-century portrait artist Ammi Phillips to Historic Huguenot Street (HHS). The two portraits, depicting prominent New Paltz residents Dirck D. Wynkoop (1738-1827) and his wife Annatje Eltinge Wynkoop (1748-1827), were missing for 50 years, after they were stolen on February 16, 1972 while on display at the 1799 Ezekiel Elting (aka LeFevre) House on Huguenot Street.

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