Mrs. William De Peyster, Jr. (1748-1813)
Oil on canvas
Overall: 29 3/4 x 25 in. ( 75.6 x 63.5 cm )
Christiana Dally was the mother-in-law of Charles Willson Peale and the second wife of William De Peyster, Jr., whom she married in 1773. Peale also painted his father-in-law in 1798. This was the second pair of portraits he had painted for his in-laws, the earlier ones dating from 1792.
Sellers, Charles Coleman, Portraits and Miniatures by Charles Willson Peale, The Transactions of the American Philosophical Society, Vol. 42, Part I, Philadelphia: 1952, pp. 68, 270. Belknap, Waldron Phoenix, Jr. The De Peyster Geneaology. Boston: Privately Printed, 1956, pp. 66-8, fig. 13 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. Catalogue of American Portraits in The New-York Historical Society, New Haven: Yale University Press, Vol. 1, 1974, p 211.
Purchase, The Louis Durr Fund
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