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Charles Peale Polk (Attributed)

Portrait of Mrs. Jacob Ten Broeck and Daughter

Origin United States
Period 18th Century
Materials Oil on canvas, 39 ¼” x 32 ¼”.
W. 32.31 in; H. 39.25 in;
W. 82.07 cm; H. 99.7 cm;
Condition Excellent. Fine condition. In a period, if not, original frame. See full condition report.
Creation Date Painted ca. 1787-1790.
Description Charles Peale Polk (1767-1822) American; Maryland, New York, Pennsylvania

Inscribed on verso: R.H.P. and a label: Mrs. Jacob Ten Broeck and Daughter of Albany.

Provenance: Childs Gallery, Private Collection, New York

Exhibited: Charles Peale Polk, A Limner and His Likenesses, Corcoran Gallery of Art, Washington, D.C., 1981

This portrait exemplifies Polk’s distinguished style of painting. As Linda Crocker Simmons writes in Charles Peale Polk: A Limner and His Likenesses, “He had been an artist, one of the hard-working few that recorded the appearance and character of the men and women of an era that changed the world…He had achieved an artistic style of his own that was to be recognized finally with a permanent place in the art history of his country.”
Styles / Movements Folk Art
Dealer Reference Number WoA-AMP-OC 501
Incollect Reference Number 122273
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