Matthias (1757–1818) and Thomas Bordley (1755–1771) Artist: Charles Willson Peale (American, 1741–1827)

1767–69

American Paintings and Sculpture

Not on view

Medium

Watercolor over graphite pencil on ivory

Dimensions

3 5/16 × 4 in. (8.4 × 10.2 cm)

Credit Line

Acquired in honor of Jules David Prown, Paul Mellon Professor of the History of Art; Leonard C. Hanna, Jr., Class of 1913, Fund

Accession Number

1998.40.1

Culture
Period

18th century

Classification
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Provenance

Provenance

Sold at Christie’s, London, July 8, 1987, lot 373 (erroneously attributed to James Scouler); to Marvin Sadik Fine Arts, Scarborough, Maine, 1987-1998; Yale University Art Gallery, by purchase, 1998
Bibliography

  • Robin Jaffee Frank, "Telling Tales: Three Small Portraits Punctuate a Bigger Story," Yale University Art Gallery Bulletin (2001): 32, fig. 1.
  • "Acquisitions, 1998," Yale University Art Gallery Bulletin (1999): 169.

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Additional information

Object/Work type

miniatures (paintings), portraits

Subject

buildings houses sky

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