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PRIVATE COLLECTIONS OF TWO NEW JERSEY FAMILIES

Attributed to Mary Way or Betsy Way Champlain
MINIATURE FULL-LENGTH PORTRAIT OF THEODOSIA BURR ALSTON (1783-1813)
Estimate
12,00018,000
LOT SOLD. 30,000 USD
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297

PRIVATE COLLECTIONS OF TWO NEW JERSEY FAMILIES

Attributed to Mary Way or Betsy Way Champlain
MINIATURE FULL-LENGTH PORTRAIT OF THEODOSIA BURR ALSTON (1783-1813)
Estimate
12,00018,000
LOT SOLD. 30,000 USD
JUMP TO LOT

Details & Cataloguing

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Attributed to Mary Way or Betsy Way Champlain
MINIATURE FULL-LENGTH PORTRAIT OF THEODOSIA BURR ALSTON (1783-1813)
Silk and lace applique with pencil and cut paper on black silk ground
4 by 3 in.
Late 18th Century
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Exhibited

New York City, The Metropolitan Museum of Art, American Art: From American Collections, March 6 – April 28, 1963;
Traveling Exhibition, The Pulse of the People: New Jersey 1763-1789, Trenton, New Jersey, New Jersey State Museum; Newark, New Jersey, The New Jersey Historical Society, January 17, 1976 – June 16, 1976; 
Traveling Exhibition, Small Folk: A Celebration of Childhood in America, New York, Museum of American Folk Art, New York Historical Society; St. Louis, Missouri, First Street Forum; Tokyo, Japan, The Ginza Gallery; Osaka, Japan, The Hankyu Gallery, December 11, 1980 - July 1981, no. 56.

Literature

James Biddle, American Art: From American Collections, (New York: The Metropolitan Museum of Art, 1963), p. 110, no. 244;
Suzanne Corlette [et al], Pulse of the People: New Jersey 1763-1789, (Trenton, New Jersey: New Jersey State Museum, 1976), p. 187, cat. no. 312; 
Sandra Brandt and Elissa Cushman, Small Folk: A Celebration of Childhood in America, (New York, E.P. Dutton: 1980), p. 39, no. 56.

Catalogue Note

The brilliant daughter of Aaron Burr, Theodosia was the recipient of an intensive education rigorously supervised by her father.  Her curriculum included the harp, piano, riding, dancing, French, Greek, and Latin.  Theodosia tragically died at twenty-nine, when her ship was sunk at sea (see Sandra Brandt and Elissa Cushman, Small Folk: A Celebration of Childhood in America, (New York, E.P. Dutton: 1980), p. 3). 

Important Americana

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New York