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John Cockey, III

ca. 1822-1827 Philip Tilyard Born: Baltimore, Maryland 1785 Died: Baltimore, Maryland 1830 oil on canvas 24 3/4 x 19 1/2 in. (63.0 x 49.5 cm) Smithsonian American Art Museum Museum purchase 1970.285 Smithsonian American Art Museum
Luce Foundation Center, 3rd Floor, 1B


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John Cockey was born in 1772 into a prominent Maryland family. His father was an ardent Whig and served as a captain in the Revolutionary War. The family owned great tracts of land in Maryland, particularly in Baltimore. Philip Tilyard depicted Cockey with a penetrating gaze that suggests a confident and intimidating personality. The blank background draws our attention to the man’s features, particularly the icy color of his eyes.

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Portrait male - Cockey, John, Iii - bust

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paint - oil

fabric - canvas

About Philip Tilyard

Born: Baltimore, Maryland 1785 Died: Baltimore, Maryland 1830

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