Skip to Content

Highlights from the Collection

Showing 63 of 156

Print this page

Mrs. Stephen Payne-Gallwey and Her Son Charles

30 x 25 in. (76.2 x 63.5 cm)

Joshua Reynolds (English, 1723–1792)

Medium: Oil on canvas
Credit Line: Bequest of Louise Taft Semple
Accession Number: 1962.2

Probably by descent to the Gallweys, family of the sitters; probably by descent to William John Monson, 7th Lord Monson [1829-1898], Gatton Park, by 1862-after 1886 [1]. (Sold by Christie’s, London, May 12, 1888 (stock no. 18)); (purchased by Agnew’s, London); purchased by J. S. Morgan; by descent to J. P. Morgan, son of the previous, New York, NY, by 1895-at least 1907. Acquired by Morgan Estate, by 1943; (purchased by M. Knoedler & Co., New York, NY); purchased by William Tunstall Semple [1881-1962] and Anna Louise Taft Semple [1879-1961], Cincinnati, OH, November 2, 1943 (stock no. CA-2032); bequest to the Cincinnati Institute of Fine Arts, Cincinnati, OH [2], 1962; transferred to the Taft Museum of Art, Cincinnati, OH, September 1, 2006 [3].


[1]. The youngest daughter of the 5th Viscount Gallwey married the Rev. Thomas Monson, the cousin of Lord Monson. Lord Monson was created Viscount Oxenbridge on August 13, 1886. See Taft Museum of Art object file. [2]. The Cincinnati Institute of Fine Arts (CIFA) was formed by Charles Phelps and Anna Sinton Taft on March 22, 1927 as a non-profit corporation to stimulate the development of art and music in the City of Cincinnati and run the Taft Museum of Art, which opened in 1932. The Tafts offered $1 million for a permanent endowment fund, on the condition that the community raise $2.5 million in matching funds, which was achieved by December 3, 1928. [3]. Until August 31, 2006, the Museum was owned by CIFA, administered by CIFA’s Board of Trustees, and governed by the Taft Museum Board of Overseers. On September 1, 2006, the Museum legally separated from CIFA and began operations as its own incorporated 501(c)(3) entity. This separate incorporation led to the transfer to the separate entity after August 31, 2006 of all tangible assets comprising the Taft collection.

Collection Lists
This object is in the following collections: