William Badger worked in New Haven, Connecticut from 1838 to 1840. Six miniatures ascribed to Badger are in the Wadsworth Atheneum in Hartford. (G and W, p.20).
The daughter of portrait miniaturist James Peale, Anna Claypoole Peale (1791-1878) was trained by her father and promoted by her uncle, Charles Willson Peale. Born in Philadelphia, Peale maintained a studio there and in Baltimore, and traveled to Washington, D.C. and Boston in executing portrait miniature commissions. Anna Claypoole Peale's work was exhibited at the Pennsylvania Academy of Fine Arts from 1814 to 1843, the Boston Atheneum, the Artist's Fund Society and at the Peale Museums in Baltimore and New York City. (Johnson, p. 159). See note to lot 145.