Thomas Sully (British, American, 1783-1872), after John Hoppner (British, 1758-1810)
oil on linen
Overall: 30 in x 25 1/8 in; 76.2 cm x 63.8175 cm
This portrait of Benjamin Franklin's daughter was painted in March, 1865, for the grandson of the sitter after the life portrait of her by John Hoppner, R.A. (1758-1810), painted in 1793. According to family tradition, this copy by Sully has always been paired with the portrait of her husband Richard Bache (1737-1811) by John Russell (British, 1745-1806), also in the collection.
On reverse of support in ink reads: "Sarah Bache, daughter of Dr. B. Franklin. Painted in 1793 by Hoppner. This copy by T[homas]S[ully] 1865 March."
Gift of Mrs. Elizabeth Bache Coleman
The Diplomatic Reception Rooms, U.S. Department of State, Washington, D.C.
Bronze Figural Mantel Clock Made for the French or American Market
metal; bronze; dial gilt bronze