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Mrs. John Cockey, III

ca. 1822-1827 Philip Tilyard Born: Baltimore, Maryland 1785 Died: Baltimore, Maryland 1830 oil on canvas 24 3/4 x 19 5/8 in. (63.0 x 49.9 cm) Smithsonian American Art Museum Museum purchase 1970.286 Smithsonian American Art Museum
Luce Foundation Center, 3rd Floor, 1B


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Elizabeth Zantzinger Cockey and her husband, John Cockey III, were prominent Maryland landowners with a large family of fourteen children. In this portrait, Philip Tilyard portrayed Mrs. Cockey in an ambiguous space empty of details in order to emphasize the textures of her elaborate and expensive costume. Tilyard made this portrait toward the end of Mrs. Cockey’s life, and her expression suggests the toll of raising such an immense family.

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Portrait female - Cockey, John, III, Mrs. - bust

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paint - oil

fabric - canvas

About Philip Tilyard

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

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