Thursday, May 17, 2012
Anna Claypoole Peale was originally painted in the period 1808-1810 by the father, James Peale. It is "tentatively identified as Anna, according to the reference, a catalogue, "A Gallery Collects Peale" by Robert Devlin Schwartz. "The portrait might have been conceived as a formal presentation of Anna who had grown to womanhood and within a few years would take over her father's business of painting miniatures." Anna's portraits are some of my favorites. This, complete in May 2012. Sold.