Mrs. Charles Willson Peale (1765-1804)

Mrs. Charles Willson Peale (1765-1804)
Title
Mrs. Charles Willson Peale (1765-1804)
Date 
1791-1798
Medium 
Oil on paper mounted on canvas
Dimensions 
Overall: 25 7/8 x 22 in. ( 65.7 x 55.9 cm )
Credit Line 
Purchase, The Waldron Phoenix Belknap Fund
Object Number 
1957.231
Gallery Label 
Elizabeth De Peyster, who in 1791 became the second wife of Charles Willson Peale, was the daughter of William De Peyster and grew up in New York. Her portrait remained in the family until 1931 when Franklin Peale Patterson gave it to the Musical Fund Society of Philadelphia, from which The New-York Historical Society acquired it in 1957.
Bibliography 
Sellers, Charles Coleman, Portraits and Miniatures by Charles Willson Peale, The Transactions of the American Philosophical Society, Vol. 42, Part I, Philadelphia: 1952, p. 270. Belknap, Waldron Phoenix, Jr. The De Peyster Geneaology. Boston: Privately Printed, 1956, p. 90 Belknap, Waldron Phoenix, Jr. American Colonial Painting, materials for a history. Cambridge, Mass. Belknap Press of Harvard University Press, 1959, pp. 47-58, II-IV. Antiques, January 1961, p. 49. Catalogue of American Portraits in The New-York Historical Society, New Haven: Yale University Press, Vol. 2, 1974, p. 609. Miller, Lillian B., ed., The Selected Papers of Charles Willson Peale and his family. New Haven: Published for the National Portrait Gallery, Smithsonian Institution by Yale University Press, c. 1983, Vol. 1, pp, 617-9, fig. 70, Vol. 2, pp. 636-7.
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Creative: Tronvig Group