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Category
PAINTINGS & PRINTS
Object Name
PAINTING
Maker/Artist
Theus, Jeremiah\c.1719-1774*
MESDA Craftsman ID Number
39572, 39573
Place Made
Charleston, South Carolina
Date
circa 1770
Materials
oil on canvas
Dimensions
[Overall Ht]30″ __[Overall Wdth]25 1/8″ __[Overall Depth] __[Overall Len] __[Overall Diam] __[Other]actual measurement
Description
portrait of a woman in a three-quarter pose, facing slightly to the left; thin cap with ruffle at edge, bow on top with small amount of dark hair showing; one pearl strand choker with bow at back; dark dress with fichu, double layer of ruffles at end of sleeves; thin shawl over shoulders with large bow at front
Object Location
Dallas Museum of Art, Acc. 1988.80
MESDA / Old Salem Accession Number
S-8195
Photo Number
S-8195
File Location
PAINTINGS/Theus, Jeremiah
Alterations-Condition
fine __ __relined
Subjects
Mrs. Daniel Cannon (II) (nee Mary Trusler) 1723/1724-1789**&***** __The subject was married first to Thomas Doughty on April 27, 1742. He was a victualler of Charleston. Together they ran a tavern. Thomas died in the summer of 1755. Mary then married Daniel Cannon less than three months later on October 30, 1755. Daniel was a house carpenter and large lumber business owner. He was also a patriot of the Revolutionary War and a warden of St. Philip’s Church. Both Mary and Daniel entered the marriage with several children, but together they had at least one daughter, Martha. Mary died on March 8, 1789 and Daniel died October 4, 1802.**&***&****&*****&******

The contents the Cannons’ house on Queen Street are documented by pieces in MESDA’s collection: a pair of silver sauce boats (Acc. 3407.1-2) and a silver sugar bowl (Acc. 2506) engraved with their initials, “DMC,” as well as a chest of drawers (Acc. 2785). __See Craftsman Database and MESDA’s photographic files for information on the artist, Jeremiah Theus. For more information on Daniel Cannon (II) and Mary
Trusler Cannon, see Craftsman Database and MESDA’s large cards. Also for more information on Thomas Doughty, see MESDA’s small South Carolina cards.

Examined
Bradford L. Rauschenberg –Frank L. Horton __01/26/1978