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By ALBERT TEN EYCK; FELD, STUART P. GARDNER

ISBN-10: 0300195613

ISBN-13: 9780300195613

This is often the 1st precise catalogue that has been released of the Museums American work. due to the dimension of the gathering, in simple terms oil work by means of artists born through 1875—about part the collection—are integrated. runs 3 volumes the current quantity comprises the paintings of painters born by means of 1815.

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Mrs. DeLancey by Copley is now known. The Museum also has a miniature portrait Pratt's portrait of Mrs. DeLancey is very of Mrs. DeLancey, which has been attributed close in style to his portrait of Mrs. Benjamin to John Ramage. West (Pennsylvania Academy of the Fine Arts, Philadelphia), painted in London about Oil on canvas, 29~ x 25 in. 1765. The portrait of Mrs. DeLancey is un- REFERENCEs: F. W. Bayley, The Life and dated, but was probably executed about 1771 Works ofJohn Singleton Copley (1915), p.

Although Hesselius frequently followed the fashionable manner of Wollaston, his portraits of Quaker women, including this one, are closely allied in spirit to the austere images that Joseph Badger was painting in New England. The marble-topped table and scrolled console in the window appear in other portraits by Hesselius and undoubtedly represent borrowings from one or more contemporary British mezzotints. Comparison with the portrait of Mrs. Gavin Lawson (Colonial Williamsburg) suggests that our portrait has been cut down, its original dimensions probably approximating the standard fifty by forty inches.

Bayley, The Life and dated, but was probably executed about 1771 Works ofJohn Singleton Copley (1915), p. 94• or 1772, when Pratt was in New York paint- lists a portrait of Mrs. Elizabeth DeLancey ing a full-length portrait of her father (New (probably ours), 25 x 30 inches, attributed to Copley; says it was sold at auction in 1912 I I York State Chamber of Commerce). William Sawitzky, Pratt's biographer, wrote C. H. Hart, Historical, Descriptive and Critical of the portrait: "The painting, exhibiting all Catalogue of the Works of American Artists in of the essential characteristics of Pratt's work the Collection of Herbert L.

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