• Fine American Paintings, Drawi auction at Christies

    Sale 2285

    Fine American Paintings, Drawings and Sculpture

    4 March 2010, New York, Rockefeller Plaza

  • Lot 177

    Charles Willson Peale (1741-1827)

    Mrs. Sarah Bordley

    Price Realised  


    Charles Willson Peale (1741-1827)
    Mrs. Sarah Bordley
    signed, dated and inscribed 'Mrs. Sarah Bordley aged/yrs/54=7m/painted May 31, 1788 by CW Peale (on the reverse prior to lining)
    oil on canvas
    25 x 19¾ in. (63.5 x 50.2 cm.)

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    Mrs. Sarah Bordley.
    Mrs. James Gibson, daughter of the above.
    Mr. Edward Shippen, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, by bequest from the above, 1863.
    Mrs. Roland S. Morris, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, by descent.
    Mrs. William Machold and Mr. Edward Shippen Morris, by descent.
    Acquired by the present owner, 1954.

    Pre-Lot Text

    Property of the Montclair Art Museum, sold to benefit the Acquisition Endowment Fund


    M.S. Kushner, A. Anreus, M. Grzesiak and V. Wageman, Three Hundred Years of American Painting: The Montclair Art Museum Collection, New York, 1989, p. 168, no. 356, illustrated.


    Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, Pennsylvania Academy of the Fine Arts, Loan Exhibition of Historical Portraits, December 1, 1887-January 15, 1888, no. 51.
    Huntington, New York, Heckscher Museum, Mistaken Identity, December 17, 1972-January 28, 1973.
    Montclair, New Jersey, Montclair Art Museum, 18th Century Portraits, September 9-October 31, 1979.