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Photo credit: Yale University Art Gallery
Artist: Charles Willson Peale, American, 1741–1827
Subject: Matthias Bordley, American, 1757–1818
Subject: Thomas Bordley, American, 1755–1771

Matthias (1757–1818) and Thomas Bordley (1755–1771)

1767–69

Watercolor over graphite pencil on ivory

3 5/16 × 4 in. (8.4 × 10.2 cm)
Acquired in honor of Jules David Prown, Paul Mellon Professor of the History of Art; Leonard C. Hanna, Jr., Class of 1913, Fund
1998.40.1
Geography: 
Made in London, England, United Kingdom
Status: 
Not on view
Culture: 
American
Period: 
18th century
Classification: 
Miniatures
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: 

“Acquisitions, 1998,” Yale University Art Gallery Bulletin (1999): 169.

Robin Jaffee Frank, “Telling Tales: Three Small Portraits Punctuate a Bigger Story,” Yale University Art Gallery Bulletin (2001): 32, fig. 1.

Note: This electronic record was created from historic documentation that does not necessarily reflect the Yale University Art Gallery’s complete or current knowledge about the object. Review and updating of such records is ongoing.