James Peale (American, Chestertown, Maryland 1749–1831 Philadelphia, Pennsylvania)
Watercolor on ivory
1 1/2 x 1 in. (3.8 x 2.5 cm)
Purchase, Lila Acheson Wallace Gift, 2006
Not on view
This portrait of Washington and the companion portrait of Martha Washington (2006.235.327) were probably reframed either in 1876, for the nation's centennial, or in 1889, for the centennial of Washington's inauguration.
Inscription: Engraved on banner of eagle: WASHINGTON Engraved within cartouche at bottom center: JAMES PEALE./ 1782 Engraved on verso: W.K. VANDERSLICE & CO./ 136 / SUTTER ST. / S.F.CAL. On Verso: [two impressed marks within a square: a bear over] V & Co
Marking: [on verso of frame]: W.K. VANDERSLICE & CO. / 136 / SUTTER ST. / S.F.CAL.
[on verso of frame]: Two impressed marks within a square: a bear over V & Co
James Peale to his daughter Anna Claypoole Peale; her second husband, General William Duncan; his grandson, Joseph C. Duncan, San Francisco; Durant du Pont, New Orleans, 1892; James Duval Phelan; San Francisco Art Institute; sale, Butterfield's, San Francisco, May 20, 1986, lot 894; Gloria Manney, 1986-present