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Lot 44Thomas Sully
American, 1783-1872
Portrait of Evalina Thompson Dannenberg (1791-1816), 1815
Oil on canvas
30 1/8 x 25 inches

Descended in the family of the sitter
Freeman's, Pennsylvania sale, November 14, 2012, lot 641
Private collection, New York

Edward Biddle and Mantle Fielding, The Life and Works of Thomas Sully, Philadelphia, PA: Wickersham Press, 1921, p. 134, no. 428

Sully painted the portrait of Evalina Thompson Dannenberg (1791-1816) in October - November, 1815 in Philadelphia. Her husband Christian Dannenberg was a wine merchant according to the Philadelphia Directory of 1816. The Dannenbergs were married on June 5, 1809 by Rt. Rev. Dr. White, Rector at Christ Church in Philadelphia. Evalina Dannenberg passed away on July 8, 1816 and is interred in the burial grounds at Christ Church, Philadelphia.

Sold for $13,750
Estimate $4,000-6,000

Craquelure and inpainting at some of the fissures to reduce its appearance. There is a small area of restoration in the background to the right of the subject. Relined.

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