PAINTINGS & PRINTS
oil on canvas
[Overall Ht]33″ __[Overall Wdth]27″ __[Overall Depth] __[Overall Len] __[Overall Diam] __[Other]actual measurements
half-length portrait of a woman wearing a dark hat and white shawl. She is seated on the end of a sofa, her left elbow on the arm of the sofa and holding a handkerchief in her right hand.
Descended from the sitter to the grandmother of the present owner
Relined by Auslen Gallery, Norfolk, Virginia, and previously restored by Anna Dunlop of Petersburg, Virginia c. 1925
modern label on the back __name of the sitter and “1769”
white pine (microanalysis by Bradford L. Rauschenberg) __yellow pine (microanalysis by Bradford L. Rauschenberg)
Mrs. Richard Cocke nee Anne Claiborne __Of Shoal Bay, Isle of Wight County, Virginia. She was Cocke’s first wife; they were married November 19,1768. She was the daughter of Augustine and Mary Claiborne. Claiborne (1721-1787) was born at “Sweet Hall,” was in the House of Burgesses 1748, 1753-1754, and the State Senate 1780. Mary Claiborne was the daughter of Baller and Mary Stith Herbert. __For additional information on sitter, see page 14 of the WILLIAM AND MARY QUARTERLY, Volume XII, July 1903, No. 1.
Molly Prince –Bradford L. Rauschenberg –Frank L. Horton __08/21/1974