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Inscription

lower left: TS (in monogram) 1820

Marks and Labels

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Provenance

The sitter's son, John Carnan Ridgely [1790-1867], Hampton, Towson, Maryland; his son, Charles Ridgely [1830-1872], Hampton, Towson, Maryland; his son, Captain John Ridgely [1851-1938], Hampton, Towson, Maryland; his son, John Ridgely, Jr. [1882-1959], Hampton, Towson, Maryland; gift 1945 to NGA.

Exhibition History

1921
Loan Exhibition of Sully Portraits Owned in Maryland, The Maryland Institute and Municipal Art Society, Baltimore, 1921, no. 9, as Gen. Charles Ridgely, Governor of Maryland.
1946
American Paintings from the 18th Century to the Present Day, Tate Gallery, London, 1946, no. 208.
1947
Early American Portraits and Silver [Golden Jubilee of the Colonial Dames of America], J. B. Speed Memorial Museum, Louisville, Kentucky, 1947, no cat.
1960
American Painters of the South, Corcoran Gallery of Art, Washington, D.C., 1960, no. 69.
1993
Classical Maryland 1815-1845, Fine and Decorative Arts from the Golden Age, Maryland Historical Society, Baltimore, 1993, fig. 91.

Bibliography

1909
Hart 1909, no. 1406, 140.
1921
Biddle, Edward, and Mantle Fielding. The Life and Works of Thomas Sully (1783-1872). Philadelphia, 1921: no. 1473, 250.
1970
American Paintings and Sculpture: An Illustrated Catalogue. National Gallery of Art, Washington, 1970: 112, repro.
1980
American Paintings: An Illustrated Catalogue. National Gallery of Art, Washington, 1980: 243, repro.
1981
Williams 1981, 87, repro. 105.
1992
American Paintings: An Illustrated Catalogue. National Gallery of Art, Washington, 1992: 361, repro.
1993
Colwill, Stiles Tuttle. "The Fine Arts in Classical Baltimore." In Weidman, Gregory R., and Jennifer F. Goldsborough. Classical Maryland 1815-1845: Fine and Decorative Arts from the Golden Age. Exh. cat. Maryland Historical Society. Baltimore, 1993: 73, fig.91.
1998
Torchia, 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: 159-162, color repro.

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