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Portrait of Abigail Coggeshall Casey (1737-1821)

1955.291 (RS97554)

Description

Portrait of Abigail Coggeshall Casey (1737-1821). White-capped woman, head and shoulder view with plain brownish-black background. Sitter wears gray dress with sheer white fichu over shoulder and bust. 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
"Mrs. Silas Casey/ born Abigail Coggeshall/daughter of/ Daniel and Mary Wanton Coggeshall" (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)
Painting
paintings (visual works)
portraits
People and organizations
Casey, Abigail Coggeshall, 1737-1821
Dimensions
31 1/2 x 24 7/8 (HxW) (inches)
Accession Number
1955.291
Credit Line
Bequest of Edward P. Casey
GUSN
25821

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