Mrs. Robert Gilmor, Jr. (Sarah Reeve Ladson)

Artist Details

Name: Thomas Sully
Birth: 1783 Death: 1872
Nationality: American

Artwork Details

Date of Work: 1823
Medium: oil on canvas
Dimensions: 36 1/8 x 28 1/4 inches
Credit: Bequest of Mrs. Leila Ladson Jones

In 1807, the Baltimore art collector Robert Gilmor, Jr. married into a prominent Charleston family. Sarah Reeve Ladson was the daughter of Major James and Judith Smith Ladson. She was considered one of the most beautiful and fashionable women of her time. She was the subject of several portraits and sculptures including a major work by Horatio Greenough also in the collection at the Gibbes.

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