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PROPERTY FROM A NEW YORK STATE COLLECTION

Gilbert Stuart
MRS. JOSEPH WETMORE STORY
Estimate
25,00035,000
LOT SOLD. 43,750 USD
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1628

PROPERTY FROM A NEW YORK STATE COLLECTION

Gilbert Stuart
MRS. JOSEPH WETMORE STORY
Estimate
25,00035,000
LOT SOLD. 43,750 USD
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Details & Cataloguing

Important Americana

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Gilbert Stuart
1755 - 1828
MRS. JOSEPH WETMORE STORY
oil on panel
32 3/4 by 25 1/2 in.; (83.2 by 64.8 cm)
painted in 1819
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Provenance

Sarah Waldo Wetmore Story (the sitter);
William Wetmore Story, Rome, Italy (her son, by descent);
Julian Story (his son, by descent);
Mrs. Elaine Story (his wife, by descent);
George Harry Webster, Esq., Haverhill, Massachusetts, 1921 (acquired from the above);
Newhouse Galleries, New York;
Colonel and Mrs. Louis Johnson;
Ruth M. Johnson (by descent);
Estate of the above (sold: Sotheby's, New York, Important American 19th and 20th Century Paintings, Drawings and Sculpture, December 8, 1983, sale 5124, lot 11).

Exhibited

Boston, Massachusetts, Museum of Fine Arts, Gilbert Stuart Memorial Exhibition, October-December 1928, no. 70, n.p.;
(probably) New York, M. Knoedler & Co., Stuart Centennial, 1936.

Literature

Lawrence Park, Gilbert Stuart: An Illustrated Descriptive List of His Works, vol. I, (New York: William Edwin Rudge, 1926), p. 714, no. 792; vol. III, p. 489.

Catalogue Note

Sarah Waldo Wetmore Story, the daughter of Judge William Wetmore and Sarah (Waldo) Wetmore, was born in Salem, Massachusetts in 1784. In 1808, she married Joseph Story in the North Church of Boston, Massachusetts. Their son, William Wetmore Story, was the noted American sculptor, art critic, poet, and editor. Joseph Story was the son of Doctor Elisha and Mehitabel (Pedrick) Story of Marblehead, Massachusetts. He graduated from Harvard University in 1798 and was elected to Congress in 1808. He served as a Supreme Court Justice from 1811 to 1845, as the Dane Professor of Law at Harvard from 1829-1845, and as a member of the American Philosophical Society, the Massachusetts Historical Society, and a Fellow of the American Academy. Sarah Waldo Wetmore Story died in 1855, ten years after the death of her husband.

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New York