Mrs. Cornelius Baldwin (Mary Briscoe)

  • Philippe Abraham Peticolas, Mrs. Cornelius Baldwin (Mary Briscoe), 1797, watercolor on ivory, Smithsonian American Art Museum, Museum purchase through the Catherine Walden Myer Fund, 1943.3.2

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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.

Title
Mrs. Cornelius Baldwin (Mary Briscoe)
Artist
Date
1797
On View
Not on view.
Dimensions
2 1/2 x 2 1/8 in. (6.5 x 5.4 cm) oval
Credit Line

Smithsonian American Art Museum

Museum purchase through the Catherine Walden Myer Fund

Mediums
Mediums Description
watercolor on ivory
Classifications
Keywords
  • Portrait female – Baldwin, Mary Briscoe – bust
Object Number
1943.3.2
Palette
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