Mrs. John Cockey, III

  • Philip Tilyard, Mrs. John Cockey, III, ca. 1822-1827, oil on canvas, Smithsonian American Art Museum, Museum purchase, 1970.286

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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.

Title
Mrs. John Cockey, III
Artist
Date
ca. 1822-1827
On View
Dimensions
24 3/4 x 19 5/8 in. (63.0 x 49.9 cm)
Credit Line

Smithsonian American Art Museum

Museum purchase

Mediums
Mediums Description
oil on canvas
Classifications
Keywords
  • Portrait female – Cockey, John, III, Mrs. – bust
Object Number
1970.286
Palette
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