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2170
Charles Willson Peale (1741 - 1827)
MR. AND MRS. THOMAS RUSSELL: A PAIR OF PORTRAITS
Estimate
30,00050,000
LOT SOLD. 75,000 USD
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2170
Charles Willson Peale (1741 - 1827)
MR. AND MRS. THOMAS RUSSELL: A PAIR OF PORTRAITS
Estimate
30,00050,000
LOT SOLD. 75,000 USD
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The Highly Important Americana Collection of George S. Parker II from the Caxambas Foundation

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Charles Willson Peale (1741 - 1827)
MR. AND MRS. THOMAS RUSSELL: A PAIR OF PORTRAITS

Provenance

Mr. and Mrs. E. Ross Millhiser, Richmond, Virginia, circa 1952;
Kennedy Galleries, New York;
George Strichman, New York;
Sotheby's New York, American Paintings, Drawings and Sculpture Including Property from the IBM International Foundation, May 25, 1995, sale 6713, lot 172;
Alan Miller, Quakertown, Pennsylvania.

Exhibited

New York, The International C.I.N.O.A. Exhibition, The Grand Gallery, 1974, no. 98.

Literature

Charles Coleman Sellers, Portraits and Miniatures by Charles Willson Peale, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, 1952, nos. 764, 766, pp. 188-89;
George Parker, “Merchants and Planters: American Portraits of the Colonial Period and the Early Republic,” Wisconsin Academy Review: A Journal of Wisconsin Culture, vol. 43, no. 4, Fall 1997, pp. 26-27, illustrated.

Catalogue Note

According to Charles Coleman Sellers, "Thomas Russell, born at Birmingham, England, in 1741, came to America in 1764, settling in Cecil C., Md., at North East Forge, near Charlestown... Coming of a family of British ironmasters, he was a key figure in the transplanting to America of that industry, so vitally important in the movement toward revolution and independence. With Lawrence Washington and other prominent men who doubtless depended on Russell's technical knowledge, he was one of the organizers of the Pricipio Iron Co... Ann, daughter of Samuel and Mary Thomas, was married, after the death of her first husband, Thomas Russell, to Daniel Sheridine. This portrait, retained in her own home, carries the detail of the wreath of roses, lacking in that sent to England" (Portraits and Miniatures by Charles Willson Peale, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, 1952, pp. 188-89). 

The Highly Important Americana Collection of George S. Parker II from the Caxambas Foundation

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New York