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64101: REMBRANDT PEALE (American, 1778-1860) Martha Was

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Lot 64101 Details

Description
REMBRANDT PEALE (American, 1778-1860)
Martha Washington, circa 1856
Oil on canvas
36-1/2 x 29 inches (92.7 x 73.7 cm)
Signed lower left: Rembrandt Peale
Inscribed verso: Mrs. Martha Washington (1795) / Painted by / Rembrandt Peale / with improvements From / Original by Chs W. Peale / Philadelphia

PROPERTY FROM A DISTINGUISHED DALLAS FAMILY COLLECTION


PROVENANCE:
The artist, prior to 1860;
Charles J. Coggill, New York;
Mrs. S. Edward Nash (Isabel Coggill), New York;
By descent to the Nash family;
The Hendershott Collection, 1996.

EXHIBITED:
Sanitary Fair, New York, 1864;
Colonial Dames, New York, "Washington Bicentennial Exhibition", February-March, 1932;
Museum of the City of New York, New York, 1946-1955 (on loan);
Philadelphia Museum of Art, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, "The Peale Family: Creation of a Legacy, 1770-1870", November 1996-January 1997;
M.H. de Young Memorial Museum, San Francisco, January-April, 1997;
The Corocan Gallery of Art, Washington D.C., April-July, 1997;
The Museums at Stony Brook, Stony Brook, New York, "George Washington: American Symbol", 1999-2000;
The Brandywine River Museum, Chadds Ford, Pennsylvania;
The Museum of our National Heritage, Lexington, Massachusetts.

LITERATURE:
C.C. Sellers, Charles Willson Peale: A Biography, 1969, p. 276;
L.B. Miller (ed.), The Peale Family: Creation of a Legacy, 1770-1870, 1997, p. 166, pl. 78;
B. Mitnick (ed.), George Washington: American Symbol, 1999, p. 16, pl. 12.

Alternate Artist Spellings: "Peale, Rembrandt", "Rembrandt Peale"

Condition
Presents nicely in a gold period frame. Lined canvas; faint craquelure throughout; stable paint layer. UV examination reveals several areas of inpaint- a 2 x 2-inch area on the lower right edge and a small 1-inch area below; a 1.5 x 1.5-inch area of inpaint on the left edge of figure's neck and a 0.5 x 0.5-inch area on her chin. Minor cosmetic touch-ups on her nose. A moderate area of inpaint to the right of her head and a 2-inch area above her head. The depth of the frame is 4.5 inches. Framed Dimensions 47 X 40 Inches
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64101: REMBRANDT PEALE (American, 1778-1860) Martha Was

Estimate $125,000 - $175,000May 11, 2013
Starting Price $125,000
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