Unknown woman

Date: 1766

According to Peale’s Autobiography, while staying in Accomack County, Virginia with the Arbuckle family, he painted “a widow lady in a perty large size.” The subject and location of this portrait are unknown.

See: Peale’s Autobiography, in Lillian Miller, ed., Selected Papers of Charles Willson Peale and his Family, V (1983): 25; Charles Coleman Sellers, “Portraits and Miniatures by Charles Willson Peale,” Transactions of the American Philosophical Society, 42, no. 1 (1952): 258.

Family: Unknown
Location: Unknown
Decade: 1760s
Attributes: woman