2003.0063 A, B Painting, Portrait
  • 2003.0063 A, B Painting, Portrait
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Painting (Portrait)

  • Title:

    Grace Peel (Mrs. Parr)

  • Category:

    Paintings

  • Creator (Role):

    Benjamin West (Artist)

  • Place of Origin:

    Pennsylvania, Mid-Atlantic, United States, North America

  • Date:

    1757-1758

  • Materials:

    Oil paint; Canvas; Wood; Gesso; Gilt

  • Techniques:

    Painted, Gilded

  • Museum Object Number:

    2003.0063 A, B


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Object Number

2003.0063 A, B

Object Name

Painting (Portrait)

Title

Grace Peel (Mrs. Parr)

Category

Paintings

Credit Line/Donor

Museum purchase with funds provided by the Henry Francis du Pont Collectors Circle

Creator (Role)

Benjamin West (Artist)
10/10/1738-03/01/1820
Appointed historical painter to king in 1772, and surveyor of the royal pictures in 1790. Co-founded the Royal Academy in London and succeeded Sir Joshua Reynolds as its president from 1792 to 1820.

Place of Origin

Pennsylvania, Mid-Atlantic, United States, North America

Date

1757-1758

Subjects

Portrait

Materials

Oil paint; Canvas; Wood; Gesso; Gilt

Techniques

Painted, Gilded

Dimensions (inches)

51.87 (H) , 43 (W) , 2.75 (D) , 45.25 (Image H) , 36.25 (Image W)

Dimensions (centimeters)

131.76 (H) , 109.2 (W) , 6.99 (D) , 45.25 (Image H) , 36.25 (Image W)

Measurement Notes

H, W, and D of frame. H at left. W at bottom. D at upper left corner. Image H and W of painting. H at proper right stretcher. W at bottom stretcher.

Object Description

Text available soon.

Bibliography and Bibliographic Notes

[Article] Verplanck, Anne. 10//2006 "Acquiring and Researching Portraits" (A Winterthur Primer [column]). Antiques and Fine Art. 7 (No. 3 (Autumn/Winter 06)): 238-39.
Published: p. 239, fig. 2
[Book] Cooper, Wendy A. & Minardi, Lisa. Paint, Pattern & People: Furniture of Southeastern Pennsylvania 1725-1850.
Published: p. xiv, fig. 4 and p. 228, fig. 4