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Mrs. Joseph Donaldson (Frances Johnston)

Artist:
Charles Willson Peale (American, Chester, Maryland 1741–1827 Philadelphia, Pennsylvania)
Date:
1776
Medium:
Watercolor on ivory
Dimensions:
1 1/2 x 1 1/4 in. (3.8 x 3.1 cm)
Classification:
Paintings
Credit Line:
Gift of Gloria Manney, 2006
Accession Number:
2006.235.125
Not on view
The sitter (1754-1836) was born in Ireland, married Joseph Donaldson in York, Pennsylvania, and later lived in Baltimore. The artist recorded on September 3, 1776: "began a M: of Mrs. Donaldson," and on September 17: "Rd in full of Mr Donalson on his & his Ladys miniature 56 Dollars."
the sitter's son, Samuel Johnston Donaldson; his daughter, Frances Donaldson; her cousin, John Johnston Donaldson; his daughter, Miriam Shoemaker Donaldson (Mrs. James R. Manning), Great Barrington, Massachusetts; sale, Sotheby Parke-Bernet, New York, 18 Nov. 1976, lot 523
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