Rare, 18th C. N.E. watercolor portrait of a seated lady in a blue dress. The young woman wears a 
mid 18th C. dress with elongated bodice, terminating in a low V, set into a skirt of folds, suggesting a domed hoop underneath. Her upright posture is typical of the period from wearing long waisted stays or corset. Her hair is in a mid 18th C. small lace cap. In verso is a delicate drawing 
by the artist of this woman showing through a cut aperture in the pit sawn backboard. The frame measures 10 1/4" x 8 1/2"
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18th C. oil on canvas, portrait of 
Mary Byvanck, born in New York 
City in April, 1772. The portrait was painted at six or seven years of age, shortly after General George Washington toasted her in front of 
his officers at her parents' home in 
New Jersey after the Kips Bay retreat. Although unsigned, the portrait was possibly paint by a member of the Peale family. The frame appears original to the painting, 37 1/2" h. by 32 1/2" w.