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image of Lady with a Harp: Eliza Ridgely Thomas Sully (artist)
American, 1783 - 1872
Lady with a Harp: Eliza Ridgely, 1818
oil on canvas
overall: 214.5 x 142.5 cm (84 7/16 x 56 1/8 in.) framed: 242.6 x 172.1 x 9.8 cm (95 1/2 x 67 3/4 x 3 7/8 in.)
Gift of Maude Monell Vetlesen
1945.9.1
Not on View
From the Tour: American Portraits of the Late 1700s and Early 1800s
Object 6 of 8

Exhibition History

1818
Seventh Annual Exhibition of the Pennsylvania Academy of the Fine Arts, Philadelphia, 1818, no. 112, as Full length Portrait of a Young Lady of Maryland.
1921
Loan Exhibition of Sully Portraits Owned in Maryland, The Maryland Institute and Municipal Art Society, Baltimore, 1921, no. 8, as Mrs. John Ridgely.
1933
Exhibition of Baltimore Owned Art Treasures, Baltimore Museum of Art, 1933, no. 42.
1940
Survey of American Painting, Carnegie Institute, Pittsburgh, 1940, no. 110.
1945
250 Years of Painting in Maryland, Baltimore Museum of Art, 1945, no. 89.
1954
The One Hundred and Fiftieth Anniversary Exhibition of The Pennsylvania Academy of the Fine Arts, Philadelphia, 1955, no. 32, repro.
1981
American Portraiture in the Grand Manner: 1720-1920, Los Angeles County Museum of Art; National Portrait Gallery, Washington, D.C., 1981-1982, no. 29, repro. (shown only in Los Angeles).
1983
Mr. Sully, Portrait Painter: The Works of Thomas Sully (1783-1872), National Portrait Gallery, Washington, D.C., 1983, no. 28.
1993
Classical Taste in America, 1800-1840, Baltimore Museum of Art; Mint Museum of Art, Charlotte, North Carolina; The Museum of Fine Arts, Houston, 1993-1994, no. 216, repro. (cat. by Wendy A. Cooper).

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