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Capital Portraits Treasures from Washington Private Collections
978-1-935623-00-7 • Hardback
March 2011 • $39.95 • (£24.95)
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Pages: 200
Size: 8 1/2 x 10 1/2
By Carolyn Kinder Carr and Ellen G. Miles
 
Art | Collections, Catalogs, Exhibitions / General
Smithsonian Institution Scholarly Press
Capital Portraits: Treasures from Washington Private Collections presents little-known artistic treasures from important Washington area private collections. These portraits by major artists date from the mid-eighteenth century to the present, and they speak to the many reasons that paintings and sculpture continue to represent and capture human likenesses and personalities. Privately collected, commissioned, or inherited, they have seldom, if ever, been seen in a public setting. The catalogue, which accompanies an exhibition at the National Portrait Gallery from April 1 through September 5, 2011, illustrates the portraits and recounts their histories, including comments by living sitters about having their portraits made.
Carolyn Kinder Carr is deputy director and chief curator of the Smithsonian’s National Portrait Gallery. Her previous works include Legacy: Spain and the United States in the Age of Independence, 1763-1848 (2007) and Hans Namuth: Portraits (1999).

Ellen Miles is curator emerita of painting and sculpture at the National Portrait Gallery. Her previous works include Gilbert Stuart, with Carrie Rebora Barratt (2004) and Saint-Mémin and the Neoclassical Profile Portrait in America (1994).
Chapter 1 Portraits in Washington Private Collections: A Window on the History of Portraiture in America
Part 2 Catalog
Chapter 3 1. Ralph Izard as a Boy
Chapter 4 2. Andrew Oliver Jr.
Chapter 5 3. Mary Lynde Oliver
Chapter 6 4. Peter Oliver
Chapter 7 5. James Craik
Chapter 8 6. Myles Cooper
Chapter 9 7. Thomas and Henry Sergeant
Chapter 10 8. Marquis de Lafayette
Chapter 11 9. John Hite Morton
Chapter 12 10. Elizabeth Bowdoin, Lady Temple
Chapter 13 11. Hannah Skinner Church, Her Daughter Maria Church, and Her Daughter-in-law Elizabeth Bentley Church
Chapter 14 12. Sarah Weston Seaton with Her Children Augustine and Julia
Chapter 15 13. Latham Avery
Chapter 16 14. Betsey Wood Lester Avery
Chapter 17 15. Self-portrait (John James Audubon)
Chapter 18 16.George Richard James (Sullivan) Bowdoin and James Sullivan
Chapter 19 17. Phoebe Caroline Elliott Pinckney
Chapter 20 18.Catharine Peabody Gardner
Chapter 21 19. Howqua (Wu Bingjian)
Chapter 22 20. William Russell Cone
Chapter 23 21. Rebecca Daggett Brewster Cone
Chapter 24 22. James Brewster Cone
Chapter 25 23. John Clarke
Chapter 26 24. Portrait of a Young Girl
Chapter 27 25.Robert Wickliffe Jr.
Chapter 28 26. Sarah Osgood Johnson Newton
Chapter 29 27. Hannah
Chapter 30 28. Czar Alexander II of Russia
Chapter 31 29. Delia Spencer Caton Field
Chapter 32 30. Susan in a Toque Trimmed with Two Roses
Chapter 33 31. Albert de Belleroche
Chapter 34 32. Portrait of My Daughter (Dorothy Brémond Chase)
Chapter 35 33. Alfred, Lord Tennyson
Chapter 36 34. Ethel Mary Crocker (Countess André de Lemur)
Chapter 37 35. Hildegarde
Chapter 38 36. Sister
Chapter 39 37. Brother
Chapter 40 38. The Pau Hunt (Frederick Henry Prince and Frederick Henry Prince Jr.)
Chapter 41 39. Pauline Morton Smith Sabin Davis
Chapter 42 40. Vilhjalmur Stefansson
Chapter 43 41. Frederick Henry Prince III
Chapter 44 42. Dorette Kruse Fleischmann
Chapter 45 43. Seated Figure (Lucille Corcos)
Chapter 46 44. Head of a Dancer (Harald Kreutzberg)
Chapter 47 45. Self-portrait as a Young Man with Mirror (John N. Robinson)
Chapter 48 46. Self-portrait (Frederick C. Flemister)
Chapter 49 47. First Gallery (Alonzo J. Aden)
Chapter 50 48. Gwendolyn Detre de Surany Cafritz
Chapter 51 49. Warren Zimmermann
Chapter 52 50. Mamie Geneva Doud Eisenhower
Chapter 53 51. Dolores Suero
Chapter 54 52. Nat (Nat Rose)
Chapter 55 53. Evie (Evelyn Stefansson Nef)
Chapter 56 54. Diana #3 (Diana Beckman)
Chapter 57 55. Self-portrait (Gene Davis)
Chapter 58 56. Christina Esslay Spira (Ina) Ginsburg
Chapter 59 57. Self-portrait with Squash (Gregory Gillespie)
Chapter 60 58. Sally Quinn
Chapter 61 59. William A. Haseltine
Chapter 62 60. Passing/Posing (St. Monaca) (Robert Reynolds)
Chapter 63 61. Kate (Kate Moss)
Chapter 64 62. Judith Martin in Venice
Part 65 Index
 
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