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Mrs. Joseph Anthony Jr. (Henrietta Hillegas)

Artist:
Gilbert Stuart (American, North Kingston, Rhode Island 1755–1828 Boston, Massachusetts)
Date:
ca. 1795–98
Medium:
Oil on canvas
Dimensions:
30 x 23 3/8 in. (76.2 x 59.4 cm)
Classification:
Paintings
Credit Line:
Rogers Fund, 1905
Accession Number:
05.40.2
On view at The Met Fifth Avenue in Gallery 774
Mrs. Joseph Anthony Jr., born Henrietta Hillegas in 1766, was one of ten children of Michael and Henrietta Hillegas of Philadelphia. Her father made his fortune in sugar refining and iron manufacturing, and served as the first treasurer of the United States. Henrietta married Joseph Anthony in 1785. As with many of Stuart’s portraits of Philadelphia society women, Mrs. Anthony’s likeness is endowed with an individuality and a sensuousness rare in American portraiture.
the sitter, died 1812; Joseph Anthony Jr., died 1814; his daughter, Henrietta Hillegas Anthony (Mrs. William Patton, later Mrs. Samuel Clement), Huntingdon, Pennsylvania, died 1868; her daughter by first marriage, Rachel Patton (Mrs. James Gwin), Huntingon, Pennsylvania, died 1885; her half-sister, Elizabeth Tylee Clement, Huntingdon, Pennsylvania and Brooklyn, until 1904; with Ehrich Galleries, New York, 1904–1905
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