Charles Willson Peale (American, 1741-1827)

    Catherine Alexander (Lady Kitty) Duer (1755-1826)
    Watercolor on ivory
    Inscribed on verso of frame
    1-1/4 x 1-1/2 inches (3.2 x 3.8 cm)

    Catherine Alexander, affectionately called 'Lady Kitty' by her friend George Washington, married William Duer with Washington giving her away at the altar. A New York City socialite, her husband was an avid supporter of the Revolution and was a member of the Continental Congress and a signer of the Articles of Confederation. Catherine Alexander Duer was the daughter of General William Alexander, Lord Stirling, an officer in the American Revolution commanding troops in New York City and a favorite of General Washington.

    On verso of this beautiful gold frame is inscribed 'Catherine Alexander, Born 1755, Died 1826, Daughter of General William Alexander, Earl of Stirling and Sarah van Brugh Livingston wife of Colonel Wm Duer'. The portrait is accompanied by an archive of biographical information on William Duer.

    Published: Sellers. Portraits and Miniatures of Charles Willson Peale, page 71, number 232.

    The following provenance information was not included in the printed catalogue. Heritage regrets any confusion this may have caused.

    From a private collection other than the Crow Art Partnership

    Estimate: $40,000 - $60,000.

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    October, 2007
    13th Saturday
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