Mrs. Klapp (Anna Milnor)

A work made of oil on canvas.
CC0 Public Domain Designation

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Date:

1814

Artist:

Thomas Sully
American, born England, 1783–1872

About this artwork

Over the course of his 70-year career, Thomas Sully painted more than two thousand portraits, including Dr. Joseph Klapp and Mrs. Klapp (Anna Milnor). Joseph Klapp was born and raised in Albany, New York, but studied medicine at the University of Pennsylvania and settled in Philadelphia. In the portrait, Klapp rests his elbow on a medical text, indicating his profession. The books lining the background of the painting also speak to the sitter’s intellectual prowess. The image of Mrs. Klapp, painted in a harmoniously limited color scheme, emphasizes her beauty. Together, the portraits present an image of a sophisticated couple that celebrates their prosperity, intelligence, and taste.

On View

American Art, Gallery 172

Artist

Thomas Sully

Title

Mrs. Klapp (Anna Milnor)

Origin

Philadelphia

Date

1814

Medium

Oil on canvas

Dimensions

92.1 × 71.5 cm (36 1/4 × 28 1/8 in.)

Credit Line

Restricted gift of Annie Swan Coburn to the Mr. and Mrs. Lewis L. Coburn Memorial Collection

Reference Number

1950.1362

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