Mrs. Cornelius Baldwin (Mary Briscoe)
1797 Philippe Abraham Peticolas Born: Meziers, France 1760 Died: Petersburg, Virginia 1841 watercolor on ivory 2 1/2 x 2 1/8 in. (6.5 x 5.4 cm) oval Smithsonian American Art Museum Museum purchase through the Catherine Walden Myer Fund 1943.3.2 Not currently on view
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Philippe Abraham Peticolas painted Mary Baldwin (1767-1808) in Winchester, Virginia, at age thirty, twelve or thirteen years after her marriage to Dr. Cornelius Baldwin. She was the daughter of Gerard and Margaret Briscoe, whose portraits were painted by Charles Peale Polk. Mary had ten children and was the grandmother of Mary Julia Baldwin, for whom Mary Baldwin College, in Staunton, Virginia, was named.
Portrait female - Baldwin, Mary Briscoe - bust
painting - miniature
paint - watercolor