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PAINTING

Category
PAINTINGS & PRINTS
Object Name
PAINTING
Maker/Artist
Hesselius, John\1728-1778
MESDA Craftsman ID Number
16302,16303
Place Made
Virginia
Date
1755
Materials
oil on canvas
Dimensions
[Overall Ht]47″ __[Overall Wdth]36″ __[Overall Depth] __[Overall Len] __[Overall Diam] __[Other]actual measurement
Description
portrait of young girl in a three-quarter pose head slightly towards left, dress in rococo style with lace around low cut neckline and edge of three quarter sleeves, bows on sleeves and bodice, cord at waist, right arm resting on column and hand holding flower, left hand holding fabric at side, outdoor scene in background
Object Location
private collection
Photo Number
S-4671
File Location
PAINTINGS/Hesselius, John
History
The present owner is direct descendent of Leticia Lee and John Corbin.
Alterations-Condition
__ __relined, restored by Alexander Van Yost, Richmond, Virginia circa 1934; serious inpainting at face; background to right, good
Subjects
Martha Corbin __The subject was the daughter of Leticia Lee and John Corbin of “Portabago,” Caroline County, Virginia. She was the sister of Janie Oakie Corbin and Gawin Corbin. See S-4670 for their portrait by John Hesselius. The subject married a man with the last name of Turbeville. __See Craftsman Database and MESDA’s photographic files for information on the artist, John Hesselius. Also see MESDA’s small Virginia cards for information on Gawin Corbin.
Examined
Bradford L. Rauschenberg –Frank L. Horton –Ann W. Dibble __07/22/1975