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Portrait of Silas Casey (1734-1814)

1955.290 (RS97553)

Description

Oil portrait of Silas Casey (1734-1814) on canvas, dressed in brown coat and white stock. Background shows seascape with lighthouse and sailing ship. Plain molded rectangular frame painted brown (not original; probably 20th century).

Details

Label
In 1781, Silas Casey came into sole charge of the divided estate. Silas and Abigail were the only members of the Casey family to make the farm their home, living there from 1787 until 1812.
Maker
unknown
Date
1750-1800
Inscriptions
"Silas Casey/ husband of Abigail Coggeshall/and father of Wanton Casey" (Black ink)
Associated Building
Original to Casey Farm (Saunderstown, R.I.).
Material
canvas
oil paint (paint)
Object type
Art
Places
Rhode Island (United States)
Saunderstown (Washington county, Rhode Island)
Descriptive terms
canvas
oil paint (paint)
oil paintings (visual works)
Painting
portraits
People and organizations
Casey, Silas, 1734-1814
Dimensions
31 1/4 x 25 (HxW) (inches)
Accession Number
1955.290
Credit Line
Bequest of Edward P. Casey
GUSN
25820

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