The December 2007 issue of MAINE ANTIQUE DIGEST on p. 4-B has an ad picturing a pair of portraits, c. 1840, of Dr. Augustus Alvey Adee (1802-1844) and his wife, Amelia Kinnard Graham Adee (1812-1864), of Astoria, New York.
The website of the firm advertising the portraits for sale (www.studioantiques.net) says the following about the couple:
"This handsome pair of portraits depict a husband and wife, Dr. Augustus Alvey Adee and Amelia Kinnard Graham Adee of Astoria, New York. The works are companion pieces, executed by the same artist who perhaps idealized the features of his subjects with smooth, stylized rendering that nonetheless present very specific faces-- the wide eyes and round chin of Mrs. Adee and the unruly hair and slightly crooked nose of her husband.
Dr. Adee was a bit of adventurer; educated at Yale, he was a Navy surgeon who once participated in a expedition against pirates off the coast of Cuba. His wife was the daughter of New York lawyer David Graham. Together the couple had five children. Sadly, Dr. Adee died in 1844 when their youngest son, Alvey Adee, was but two years old. Nonetheless, these portraits project the optimism of a young married couple at the start of their lives together."
While the paintings in the ad are in black & white only, the portraits are pictured in color on the website.
I have scanned the complete ad and would be happy to email it to Adee or Graham family researchers. Someone in the family ought to have it-- the paintings are too fine to be missed by the family.
If they were portraits of a Pease family couple, I would certainly hope that someone would do the same for me.