PAINTINGS & PRINTS
MESDA Craftsman ID Number
oil on canvas
[Overall Ht]29 5/8″ __[Overall Wdth]23 1/2″ __[Overall Depth] __[Overall Len] __[Overall Diam] __[Other]actual measurement
portrait of a man in a three-quarter pose facing left, sitting in a chair with one chair’s ear showing, dark wig, double chin, cravat, buttoned vest, open jacket, right arm resting on arm of chair, right hand holding letter with seal, little finger with ring, left hand not showing
letter with seal, chair, ring
See the subject area for history of the painting.
restored, see report listed below
on back __”Richard Cocke / Born 1707 / John Durand / Pinixit 1771″
__cypress (microanalysis by BLR)
Richard Cocke IV 1707-1772 __The subject was of Shoal Bay on the James. His grandson Richard Cocke VI lived at Bacon’s Castle and had a daughter Martha Ann, who married John Peter, who had a daughter, Clara, who married Dr. Cole, who had a daughter, Martha Everard Cole, who married John Ashton, who had a daughter, Clara Ashton, who was mother of the present owner. __See Craftsman database and MESDA’s photographic files for additional information on the artist, John Durand. Refer to MESDA’s small Virginia cards for information on the subject, Richard Cocke IV.
Bradford L. Rauschenberg –Frank L. Horton –Molly Prince __08/20/1974