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Mrs. Charles Willson Peale (Hannah Moore)

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Charles WillsonPeale’s likeness of his third wife is a testament to the artist’s continued interest in art, science, and experimentation. Although he was in his seventh decade in 1816, Peale was still working to improve his portrait-painting skills. He was influenced in this effort by his...

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Inscription

Center right: C.WPeale/painted 1816 [CWP in monogram]; Reverse: Hannah Peale aged 61 Yrs. 10th July 1816/painted by Chas. W Peale in his 76 Year.

Provenance

1816, the artist and his wife, Hannah Moore Peale (1755-1821), Philadelphia; 1821, by descent to her sister, Deborah Moore Jackson, Philadelphia; 1832, by descent to her daughter, Harriet Jackson Iddings; 1876, by descent to her daughter, Mary Iddings Parker; 1902, by descent to her son, the Rev. Henry Ainsworth Parker; 1919, by descent to his son and the great great grand nephew of the sitter, Reginald Seabury Parker, Cambridge, Mass.; 1965, by descent to his wife, Sarah Leffingwell Horton Parker; 1965, gift of Mrs. Reginald Seabury Parker to the MFA. (Accession Date: May 12, 1965)

Credit Line

Gift of Mrs. Reginald Seabury Parker in memory of her husband

1816

Dimensions

61.59 x 51.43 cm (24 1/4 x 20 1/4 in.)

Accession Number

65.611

Medium or Technique

Oil on canvas

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