Portrait of Silas Casey (1734-1814)

Collection Type

  • Art

Date

1750-1800

GUSN

GUSN-25820

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

Descriptive Terms

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

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.

Inscription

"Silas Casey/ husband of Abigail Coggeshall/and father of Wanton Casey" (Black ink)

Associated Building

Original to Casey Farm (Saunderstown, R.I.),

Maker

Unknown

Object Type

Art

Dimensions

31 1/4 x 25 (HxW) (inches)

Credit Line

Bequest of Edward P. Casey

Accession Number

1955.290

Places

Saunderstown (Washington county, Rhode Island)
Rhode Island (United States)