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Author/Artist Peale, Charles Willson, 1741-1827.
Title Mrs. James Arbuckle (Tabitha Scarborough Custis) and Her Son, Edward.
Publisher/Date 1766.
Description Graphic reproduction(s) with documentation of a painting.
Dimensions/Medium 48 x 36 1/2 in.
oil on canvas.
Location Call Number Vol./Copy Status Information
 Frick Photoarchive Items  Peale, Charles Willson 124-6k    DIGITIZED
Provenance The portrait has always been owned by some branch of the family;
Mrs. Nathan R. Gorter, Baltimore, Maryland, by 1926;
by whom sold to Mrs. Langdon Cheves Wilkins, Brooklyn, New York, great-great-great-granddaughter of the subject (on loan at the Brooklyn Museum, November 1927);
by whom sold to a dealer for $1,300;
with Alvin C. Detwiler, dealer, Washington, December 1940;
Mrs. Walter B. Guy, Washington, by 1944 (according to Sellers in 1952, both this portrait and the companion portrait of James Arbuckle were in the Harmanson or Harmsen line of the family "until a very recent period");
her son, Benjamin W. Guy II, Washington, by 1968.
Current repository Benjamin W. Guy II, Washington, District of Columbia, United States, private.
Attribution history The earliest of Peale's many mother-and-child groupings. According to Sellers, it suggests the influence of John Singleton Copley in the pose of the boy and the rich blue of Mrs. Arbuckle's dress.
Images Photograph, Ira W. Martin 4630 Frick Art Reference Library, New York (FARL) negative.
Digital image, 4630_POST.tif negative.
Digital image, 3107100126867_001.tif (image).
Digital image, 3107100126867_002.tif (image).
Digital image, 3107100126867_003.tif (documentation).
Digital image, 3107100126867_004.tif (documentation).
Sources Information from Frick Art Reference Library Photoarchive.
Fund Record created with funding from The National Endowment for the Humanities.
LC subject Peale, Charles Willson, 1741-1827.
Arbuckle, Tabitha Scarborough Custus, approximately 1736-approximately 1790.
Arbuckle, Edward, active 1766.
Art, American.
Other subject Portrait Groups: Women and Children.
Genre/Form American School.
Paintings (visual works)
Related corporate bodies Frick Art Reference Library.
Private collection Benjamin W. Guy II, art collection.
Frick artist name form Peale, Charles Willson, 1741-1827.

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