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Abigail Inskeep Bradford  1805

by Rembrandt Peale

Painted sometime after Rembrandt Peale’s 1803 return from London and before his 1808 trip to Paris, this sensitively rendered portrait marks a concerted effort by Peale to expand his repertory to include female subjects. Abigail Inskeep Bradford belonged to a prestigious Philadelphia family; her father served as the city’s mayor (1800–01 and 1805–06) and her brother, John ...
68.6 × 55.9 cm (27 × 22 in.)
Oil on canvas
Courtesy of the Art Institute of Chicago