John Cockey, III

  • Philip Tilyard, John Cockey, III, ca. 1822-1827, oil on canvas, Smithsonian American Art Museum, Museum purchase, 1970.285

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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.

Title
John Cockey, III
Artist
Date
ca. 1822-1827
On View
Dimensions
24 3/4 x 19 1/2 in. (63.0 x 49.5 cm)
Credit Line

Smithsonian American Art Museum

Museum purchase

Mediums
Mediums Description
oil on canvas
Classifications
Keywords
  • Portrait male – Cockey, John, Iii – bust
Object Number
1970.285
Palette
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