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Identification and Creation
Object Number
Charles Willson Peale, American (Chester, Queen Anne's County, MD 1741 - 1827 Philadelphia, PA)
Susanna Steuart Tilghman (Mrs. James Tilghman) (1749-1774)
Other Titles
Former Title: Portrait of a Woman
Former Title: Portrait of an Unknown Lady of Maryland
Former Title: Portrait of Mrs. James Makubin
Work Type
Creation Place: North America, United States
Physical Descriptions
Oil on canvas
91.4 x 69.5 cm (36 x 27 3/8 in.)
framed: 106.7 x 83.8 x 6.4 cm (42 x 33 x 2 1/2 in.)
Inscriptions and Marks
  • Signed: l.l.: C. W. Peale/pinx, 1775
William Steuart, Baltimore, brother of the sitter, by 1792; to his son Gen. George H. Steuart, Sr.; to his grandson James E. Steuart, Annapolis, MD; sold to Grenville L. Winthrop New York, NY, his bequest to the Fogg Art Museum, 1943.
Acquisition and Rights
Credit Line
Harvard Art Museums/Fogg Museum, Bequest of Grenville L. Winthrop
Accession Year
Object Number
European and American Art
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Publication History

Helen Comstock, "A Maryland Subject by C. W. Peale", The Magazine Antiques (1945), vol. XLVIII, no. 3, ill. p. 164

"Paintings from the Winthrop Collection", Bulletin of the Fogg Art Museum, Fogg Art Museum (Cambridge, MA, March 1945), vol. X, no. 3, pp. 98-103, ill. p. 98

Charles Coleman Sellers, "Portraits and Miniatures by Charles Willson Peale", Transactions of the American Philosophical Society (1952), vol. 42, pt. 1, no. 1017, fig. 83

Dorothy W. Gillerman, ed., Grenville L. Winthrop: Retrospective for a Collector, exh. cat., Fogg Art Museum (Cambridge, 1969), pp. 106-107, cat. 80, ill.

John S. Hallam, "Charles Willson Peale and Hogarth's line of beauty", The Magazine Antiques (New York, November 1982), vol. CXXII, no 5, pp. 1074-1079, p. 1075, fig. 6

Theodore E. Stebbins, Jr. and Melissa Renn, American Paintings at Harvard, Volume One: Paintings, Watercolors, and Pastels by Artists Born before 1826, Yale University Press (U.S.) and Harvard Art Museums (Cambridge and New Haven, 2014), pp. 28, 383-84, cat. 347, ill.

Exhibition History

Grenville L. Winthrop: Retrospective for a Collector, Fogg Art Museum, Cambridge, 01/23/1969 - 03/31/1969

32Q: 2410 South Arcade, Harvard Art Museums, Cambridge, 06/15/2016 - 12/19/2018

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