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image of Captain Charles Stewart Thomas Sully (artist)
American, 1783 - 1872
Captain Charles Stewart, 1811-1812
oil on canvas
overall: 237 x 149.2 cm (93 5/16 x 58 3/4 in.) framed: 266.4 x 178.4 x 11.4 cm (104 7/8 x 70 1/4 x 4 1/2 in.)
Gift of Maude Monell Vetlesen
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From the Tour: American Portraits of the Late 1700s and Early 1800s
Object 5 of 8


The sitter's daughter, Delia Stewart Parnell; her son, Charles Stewart Parnell [1846-1891], Avondale, County Wicklow, Ireland; possibly his daughter, Mrs. Olivia Parnell, Laragh Castle, Glendalough, Rathdrim, County Wicklow, Ireland; acquired July 1916 by Marie Louise Tudor Garland, Boston, Massachusetts;[1] her daughter, Hope Garland Ingersoll [Mrs. W. Fitch Ingersoll], Boston;[2] (M. Knoedler & Co., New York); purchased 1947 by NGA.

[1] She was the granddaughter of Frederick Tudor (1783-1864), a brother of Stewart's wife Delia Tudor.

[2] She put the painting on long-term loan to the Museum of Fine Arts, Boston. Selected Oil and Tempera Paintings & Three Pastels, Museum of Fine Arts, Boston, 1932: n.p., illustrated the portrait and in the index it is listed as "Lent by Hope Garland Ingersoll 1924."

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