Portrait of Abigail Adams

Collection Type

  • Art

Date

1804

GUSN

GUSN-55694

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

Descriptive Terms

portraits
paintings (visual works)
oil paint (paint)
canvas
Picture
Portrait
Oil on Canvas
Portrait

Associated Person

Adams, Abigail, 1744-1818

Maker

Smith, Lydia (Artist)

Location of Origin

USA

Dimensions

44.5 x 34.5 (HxW) (inches)

Credit Line

Gift of Mary Thacher

Accession Number

1948.130

Places

Probably Massachusetts (United States)
Probably