Mrs. Cornelius Baldwin (Mary Briscoe)

Media - 1943.3.2 - SAAM-1943.3.2_1 - 1022
Copied 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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Artwork Details

Title
Mrs. Cornelius Baldwin (Mary Briscoe)
Date
1797
Location
Not on view
Dimensions
2 122 18 in. (6.55.4 cm) oval
Credit Line
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

Artwork Description

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.