MACKINAW CITY, Mich. (Michigan News Source) – A pair of late-18th Century portraits depicting a former Fort Michilimackinac commander and his wife have made their way to Michigan.

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Mackinac State Historic Parks announced it has purchased the 1790 portraits of Arent and Rebecca DePeyster from a London-based auction house.

DePeyster served as commandant at the colonial-era fort on the Straits of Mackinac from 1774 until 1779.

The portraits had descended through the DePeyster family until at least the end of the 20th Century.

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The staff at Mackinac State Historic Parks had been aware of the existence of the portraits in recent decades, and acquiring them has been a long-term goal.