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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
1750
Materials
oil on canvas
Dimensions
[Overall Ht]27″ __[Overall Wdth]22 1/2″ __[Overall Depth] __[Overall Len] __[Overall Diam] __[Other]sight measurement
Description
portrait of a woman in a three-quarter pose head slightly to the left and body slightly to the right, dark hair with pearls, seven strand pearl necklace with drop pearls and ribbon at back, rococo style dress with lace at neckline and edge of sleeves, inset to front of bodice, material around arms, no hands showing
Object Location
private collection
Photo Number
S-5901
File Location
PAINTINGS/Hesselius, John
History
descended in the family
Alterations-Condition
surface crazed __ __moderate amounts of inpainting
Subjects
Mrs. John Mercer (nee Ann Roy) __The subject was the second wife of John Mercer, S-5902. She was from Virginia and the daughter of Dr. Mungo Roy of Port Royal, Virginia. __See Craftsman Database and MESDA’s photographic files for information on the artist, John Hesselius. See MESDA’s small Virginia cards for information on Anne’s father and Anne.
Examined
Bradford L. Rauschenberg –Frank L. Horton –Ann W. Dibble __06/07/1976