Portrait of Evalina Thompson Dannenberg (1791-1816), 1815
Oil on canvas
30 1/8 x 25 inches
Descended in the family of the sitter
Freeman's, Pennsylvania sale, November 14, 2012, lot 641
Private collection, New York
Edward Biddle and Mantle Fielding, The Life and Works of Thomas Sully, Philadelphia, PA: Wickersham Press, 1921, p. 134, no. 428
Sully painted the portrait of Evalina Thompson Dannenberg (1791-1816) in October - November, 1815 in Philadelphia. Her husband Christian Dannenberg was a wine merchant according to the Philadelphia Directory of 1816. The Dannenbergs were married on June 5, 1809 by Rt. Rev. Dr. White, Rector at Christ Church in Philadelphia. Evalina Dannenberg passed away on July 8, 1816 and is interred in the burial grounds at Christ Church, Philadelphia.
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