Portrait of a Prominent Philadelphia Lawyer-Politician by a Notable Female Artist Waugh,Ida [1846-1919]. [Haly, William Worthington (1805-1851)]. [Portrait of William Worthington Haly]. Philadelphia, n.d. 30" x 25" (image size), signed "Ida Waugh, 1889" in lower right corner. $5,000. Oil on canvas in ornate nineteenth-century gilded wood frame, plaque reading "William Worthington Haly/ Obt. Decem. 26th 1851/ Ida Waugh Pinxt/ The Law Association of Philadelphia" to head of frame. Some minor nicks and chips to frame, gilding slightly dulled, otherwise fine. $4,500. * Born in Ireland, Haly was a prominent lawyer who represented Philadelphia in the Pennsylvania House of Representatives for two years. He is best known as the co-author with Francis Troubat of The Practice in Civil Actions and Proceedings in the Supreme Court of Pennsylvania and in the District Court and Court of Common Pleas for the City and County of Philadelphia and also in the Courts of the United States (1837). One of the first professional female artists in America to enjoy international acclaim, and a lifelong Philadelphian, Waugh was a classically trained artist known primarily as an illustrator of children's literature. This portrait belonged to the Philadelphia Bar Association. Founded in 1802, it is the oldest association of lawyers in the United States. Its library, where this portrait was last displayed, was renamed the Theodore F. Jenkins Memorial Law Library in 1967.
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