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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
On View
From the Tour: American Portraits of the Late 1700s and Early 1800s
Object 6 of 8

1909Hart 1909, no. 1408, 140.
1921Biddle, Edward, and Mantle Fielding. The Life and Works of Thomas Sully (1783-1872). Philadelphia, 1921: no. 1474, 259.
1952Cairns, Huntington, and John Walker, eds., Great Paintings from the National Gallery of Art. New York, 1952: 140, color repro.
1959Bouton, Margaret. American Painting in the National Gallery of Art. Washington, D.C., 1959 (Booklet Number One in Ten Schools of Painting in the National Gallery of Art, Washington, D.C.): 22, color repro.
1963Walker, John. National Gallery of Art, Washington, D.C. New York, 1963 (reprinted 1964 in French, German, and Spanish): 327, repro.
1970American Paintings and Sculpture: An Illustrated Catalogue. National Gallery of Art, Washington, 1970: 112, repro.
1980Wilmerding, John. American Masterpieces from the National Gallery of Art. National Gallery of Art, Washington, D.C., 1980: 13, no. 8, color repro.
1980American Paintings: An Illustrated Catalogue. National Gallery of Art, Washington, 1980: 243, repro.
1981Williams 1981, 87, repro. 88.
1981Gerdts, William H. "Natural Aristocrats in a Democracy: 1810-1870." In American Portraiture in the Grand Manner: 1720-1920. Exh. cat. Los Angeles County Museum of Art, 1981: 35, 128, color repro. 130.
1982Shipe, Bess Paterson. "Eliza Eichelberger Ridgely, 'The Lady with a Harp'." Maryland Historical Magazine 77, no. 3 (Fall 1982): 230-237.
1983Fabian, Monroe H. Mr. Sully, Portrait Painter: The Works of Thomas Sully (1783-1872). Exh. cat. National Portrait Gallery, Washington, D.C., 1983: 70, repro. 71.
1984Walker, John. National Gallery of Art, Washington. Rev. ed. New York, 1984: 390, no. 557, color repro.
1988Wilmerding 1988 am Masterpiece, 62, no. 8, color repro.
1992National Gallery of Art, Washington. National Gallery of Art, Washington, 1992: 224, repro.
1992American Paintings: An Illustrated Catalogue. National Gallery of Art, Washington, 1992: 361, repro.
1993Cooper, Wendy A. A Classical Taste in America 1800-1840. Exh. cat. Baltimore Museum of Art, 1993: 266-268, color repro. 267.
1993Cooper, Wendy A. Classical Taste in America. Exh. cat. The Baltimore Museum of Art; Mint Museum of Art, Charlotte, NC; Museum of Fine Arts, Houston. New York, 1993:266-268, repro.
1994Miller, Beth L. "The Ridgelys of Hampton: New Perspectives on Musical Life in Early-Nineteenth-Century Baltimore." Journal of Musicological Research 14 (1994): 35-54, fig. 1.
1994Craven, Wayne. American Art: History and Culture. New York, 1994: 144, color fig. 10.11.
1995Torcia, Robert Wilson. "Eliza Ridgely and the Ideal of American Womanhood, 1787-1820." Maryland Historical Magazine 90, no. 4 (Winter 1995): 405-423, illus.
1998Torchia, Robert Wilson, with Deborah Chotner and Ellen G. Miles. American Paintings of the Nineteenth Century, Part II. The Collections of the National Gallery of Art Systematic Catalogue. Washington, D.C., 1998: 151-159, color repro.
1998Adler, Shane. “Whiteness." In Encyclopedia of Comparative Iconography: Themes Depicted in Works of Art. Edited by Helene E. Roberts. 2 vols. Chicago, 1998: 2:939.
2004Hand, John Oliver. National Gallery of Art: Master Paintings from the Collection. Washington and New York, 2004: 334, no. 268, color repro.

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