Portrait of Mary Fitch Cabot (1724-1756)

Collection Type

  • Art

Date

1745-1752

GUSN

GUSN-2490

Description

Rectangular format, showing Mary Fitch Cabot, 3/4 length, sitting facing right. Behind her is a brown background and leafy trees to the left. Her brown hair is in curls at the back of her long neck. She has brown eyes and wears a silvery dress with a blue scarf over her right arm, holding a book in her lap. The black frame is gilded on the inner lip.

Details

Descriptive Terms

portraits
paintings (visual works)
oil paint (paint)
canvas
Painting

Inscription

Painted on the back of the old relining is: Mary (Fitch) Cabot; 1st wife of Francis Cabot (Mother of Susanna, wife of Judge John Lowell.) There are two identical labels on the cardboard backing reverse and upper center frame reverse, in typed red print. They are for the Vose Galleries and list catalog information. There is also on the upper stretcher reverse, visible behind the cardboard backing, on a white faded sticker in black print. It is a loan sticker from the Fogg Art Museum, #12663.2. Another same sticker is also visible, but with the #1266.3.2. In the upper left of the back in pencil is: 171 Marlboro . Below it in pencil is: 7502 . There is a faded loan sticker for the Addison Gallery on the upper left back.] In the upper right back incised into the wood is: Greenwood . In pencil is: 22539/36x28 .

Associated Building

Original to Cogswell's Grant (Essex, Mass.),

Maker

Greenwood, John, 1727-1792 (Artist)

Location of Origin

Boston, MA, USA

Object Type

Art

Dimensions

36 x 28 (HxW) (inches)

Credit Line

Gift of Bertram K. and Nina Fletcher Little

Accession Number

1991.516

Places

Massachusetts (United States)