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PAINTING

Category
PAINTINGS & PRINTS
Object Name
PAINTING
Maker/Artist
Durand, John
MESDA Craftsman ID Number
10023,52642,70978
Place Made
Virginia
Date
1775
Materials
oil on canvas
Dimensions
[Overall Ht]30″ __[Overall Wdth]25″
Description
portrait of a woman in a three-quarter pose facing left, double chin, dark hair showing from under cap, lace cap with ribbon, cord necklace with pendant, flowers and bow on front of dress, three-quarter sleeves, lace around neckline
Object Location
private collection
Photo Number
S-3120
Decoration
lace cap, lace collar, lace cuffs, cord necklace, flowers, bows
File Location
PAINTINGS/Durand, John
Sign/Marks
inscribed on stretcher __”DOROTHY BRIGGS OLD 39 A1775 J. DURAND, PINXIT.”
Subjects
Mrs. Gray Briggs (nee Dorothy Pleasants) b. 1736 __The subject was of Curle’s Neck, Virginia. __See her husband, S-3119. Also see Craftsman Database and MESDA’s photographic files for information on the artist, John Durand.
Examined
Bradford L. Rauschenberg –Frank L. Horton –Molly Prince __08/23/1973