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Ennion Williams

Artist:
Charles Willson Peale (American, Chester, Maryland 1741–1827 Philadelphia, Pennsylvania)
Date:
1776
Medium:
Watercolor on ivory
Dimensions:
1 1/2 x 1 1/8 in. (3.8 x 3 cm)
Classification:
Paintings
Credit Line:
Dale T. Johnson Fund, 2006
Accession Number:
2006.235.128
On view at The Met Fifth Avenue in Gallery 754
The sitter (1753-1830) served in the Continental army until 1777. The artist recorded on October 26, 1776: "Rd. of Mr. Williams 28 Dolrs. For his Miniature," and later that day, "put a Glass on Mr. Williams Min: Miss Williams having broke the first for which I expect 10 s."
Inscription: Engraved on verso, probably at a later date: Major Enion Williams / By / Charles Wilson Peale
descended in the sitter's family; Mrs. J. Madison Taylor, Philadelphia, until 1923; her great-great-niece, Mrs. Edward Ellwanger, Rochester, until 1977; Hirschl & Adler Galleries, New York, 1982
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