Skip to content

Search Collections

Portrait of Abigail Adams

Description

Half length portrait of Abigail Adams seated, wearing lace cap and kerchief and shawl trimmed with fur. Red curtain in background and upholstered seating furniture. Rectangular, molded gilt and gesso frame. Note attached to rear reads: "Mrs. John Adams/ painted from life by Miss Lydia Smith/ afterwards/ Mrs. Jon a Russell/ GRRR." Second note reads: "Abigail Adams/ Painted from life by/ Lydia Smith Russell."

Details

Maker
Smith, Lydia (Artist)
Date
1804
Location of origin
USA
Material
canvas
oil paint (paint)
Object type
Art
Places
Probably Massachusetts (United States)
Descriptive terms
canvas
Oil on Canvas
oil paint (paint)
paintings (visual works)
Picture
Portrait
portraits
People and organizations
Adams, Abigail, 1744-1818
Dimensions
44.5 x 34.5 (HxW) (inches)
Accession Number
1948.130
Credit Line
Gift of Mary Thacher
GUSN
55694

Comments