Portrait of Mary Wheelwright Codman (1792-1857)

Collection Type

  • Art

Date

1840-1850

GUSN

GUSN-189604

Description

Portrait of Mary Wheelwright Codman, pictured from the waist up, turned to the right. She is seated in a red-striped upholstered arm chair against a dark background, with a book open to a seascape on her lap. She wears a narrow gold wedding band on her left hand, and a scenic micromosaic brooch at her neck. Her black silk gown is fitted at the waist, with wide sleeves that narrow at the wrist in the mid-1840s style, with a white chemise with a collar set with lace frills and a white lawn day cap tied under her chin. The portrait is set in a gilt wooden frame with scroll and foliate borders.

Details

Descriptive Terms

portraits
oil painting (technique)
canvas
gilding
Painting

Maker

Huntington, Daniel, 1806-1906 (Artist)
Attributed to Doggett, John (American mirror manufacturer, active 1809) (Framer)

Dimensions

44 1/2 x 36 x 4 1/4 (HxWxD) (inches)

Credit Line

Gift of Mr. John Codman, Jr. and Susan S. Clark

Accession Number

2005.20.2