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Attributed to Matthew Pratt 1734 - 1805
PORTRAIT OF MRS. ELIAS BOUDINOT
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PROPERTY FROM AN IMPORTANT AMERICAN COLLECTOR

Attributed to Matthew Pratt 1734 - 1805
PORTRAIT OF MRS. ELIAS BOUDINOT
Estimate
6,0008,000
LOT SOLD. 7,500 USD
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Attributed to Matthew Pratt 1734 - 1805
PORTRAIT OF MRS. ELIAS BOUDINOT

Painted circa 1785. 

Hannah Stockton, daughter of John and Abigail (Philips) Stockton, born July 21, 1736, at Princeton, New Jersey, died October 28, 1808, at Burlington, New Jersey. She was a sister of Richard Stockton, signer of the Declaration of Independence from New Jersey. On April 21, 1762, she was married to Elias Boudinot (1740-1821), who had studied law with her brother, practised in New Jersey, and served as delegate to Congresss from New Jersey, 1778-79 and 1781-84. He was chosen president of Congress in 1782, and in that capacity signed the Treaty of Peace with England. After the adoption of the Constitution, he was elected to the First, Second and Third Congresses, serving from 1789 to 1795. Appointed by Washington in 1795 to succeed David Rittenhouse as Director of the Mint in Philadelphia, he held that office until July, 1805, when he resigned and spent the remainder of his life at Burlington, New Jersey. He was a founder and the first president of the American Bible Society.


Oil on canvas
34 in. by 29 3/4 in.
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Provenance

Mr. Willing Spencer, Newport, Rhode Island, descendant of the subject

Exhibited

Washington, D.C., The Corcoran Gallery of Art, George Washington Bicentennial Historical Loan Exhibition of Portraits, 1932.

Literature

The American Magazine of Art, XXIV (June 1932), p. 401 as "Mrs. William Bradford" (incorrect identification of the subject);

William Sawitsky, Matthew Pratt, New York 1942, p. 38-40, pl. 24

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