December 6, 2015 14:00 EST

American Art & Pennsylvania Impressionists

 
  Lot 6
 
Lot 6 - GILBERT STUART  (AMERICAN 1755-1828)

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GILBERT STUART (AMERICAN 1755-1828)
PORTRAIT OF ANNE (NANCY) LEE

Oil on canvas
18 3/4 x 16 in. (47.6 x 40.6cm)

Provenance: Property of Sally Miller Fendall, Virginia.
By descent in the family to her granddaughter, Sara Fendall Harrison, Leesburg, Virginia, 1922.
Private Collection, Leesburg, Virginia.
LITERATURE:
Lawrence Park, et al., Gilbert Stuart: An Illustrated Descriptive List of His Works, New York: William Edwin Rudge, 1926, vol. III, p. 370; p. 290, no. 482, (illustrated).
Charles Merrill Mount, Gilbert Stuart: A Biography, New York: W.W. Norton & Company, Inc., 1964, p. 470, no. 482.
NOTE:
Anne (Nancy) Lee (1770-1804) was the daughter of Richard Henry Lee and his wife, Mrs. Anne (Gaskins) Pinkard, of Westmoreland County, Virginia. Richard Henry Lee was a member of the Virginia House of Burgesses, the First Continental Congress, and a signer of the Declaration of Independence. His daughter, Anne (Nancy) Lee married Judge Charles Lee, who was Attorney General under Presidents Washington and Adams. According to Merrill Mount, "Mrs. Charles Lee was a favorite in Philadelphia society."
The Lee family was and remains an important American family, with its members serving various governmental and military roles throughout the country's history. The sitter in the present portrait is related to possibly the most famous of the Lee's, Civil War Confederate General Robert E. Lee, as his aunt through marriage.

Sold for $56,250
Estimated at $30,000 - $50,000


 

Oil on canvas
18 3/4 x 16 in. (47.6 x 40.6cm)

Provenance: Property of Sally Miller Fendall, Virginia.
By descent in the family to her granddaughter, Sara Fendall Harrison, Leesburg, Virginia, 1922.
Private Collection, Leesburg, Virginia.
LITERATURE:
Lawrence Park, et al., Gilbert Stuart: An Illustrated Descriptive List of His Works, New York: William Edwin Rudge, 1926, vol. III, p. 370; p. 290, no. 482, (illustrated).
Charles Merrill Mount, Gilbert Stuart: A Biography, New York: W.W. Norton & Company, Inc., 1964, p. 470, no. 482.
NOTE:
Anne (Nancy) Lee (1770-1804) was the daughter of Richard Henry Lee and his wife, Mrs. Anne (Gaskins) Pinkard, of Westmoreland County, Virginia. Richard Henry Lee was a member of the Virginia House of Burgesses, the First Continental Congress, and a signer of the Declaration of Independence. His daughter, Anne (Nancy) Lee married Judge Charles Lee, who was Attorney General under Presidents Washington and Adams. According to Merrill Mount, "Mrs. Charles Lee was a favorite in Philadelphia society."
The Lee family was and remains an important American family, with its members serving various governmental and military roles throughout the country's history. The sitter in the present portrait is related to possibly the most famous of the Lee's, Civil War Confederate General Robert E. Lee, as his aunt through marriage.

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