Portrait of Abigail Coggeshall Casey (1737-1821)

Collection Type

  • Art

Date

1750-1800

GUSN

GUSN-25821

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

Descriptive Terms

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

"Mrs. Silas Casey/ born Abigail Coggeshall/daughter of/ Daniel and Mary Wanton Coggeshall" (Black ink)

Associated Person

Casey, Abigail Coggeshall, 1737-1821

Associated Building

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

Maker

Unknown

Dimensions

31 1/2 x 24 7/8 (HxW) (inches)

Credit Line

Bequest of Edward P. Casey

Accession Number

1955.291

Places

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