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Mrs. Samuel Cutts

Artist:
Joseph Blackburn (active 1752–ca. 1778)
Date:
ca. 1762–63
Medium:
Oil on canvas
Dimensions:
50 1/4 x 40 1/2 in. (127.6 x 102.9 cm)
Classification:
Paintings
Credit Line:
Bequest of Clarence Dillon, 1979
Accession Number:
1979.196.2
On view at The Met Fifth Avenue in Gallery 747
For the pendant to his portrait of Samuel Cutts (1979.196.1), Blackburn demonstrated his expertise as a drapery painter. The lace-trimmed gown of silk damask was not Mrs. Cutts’s own but was copied from a British print of the latest fashion.
the subject, Portsmouth, New Hampshire, died 1812; her son, Edward Cutts, Portsmouth, New Hampshire, died 1824; his son, Hampden Cutts, Brattleboro, Vermont, died 1885; his son, Edward Holyoke Cutts, Faribault, Minnesota, died 1887; his wife, Hannah (Annie) Sherwood Cutts, Omaha, Nebraska, until 1919; her granddaughter, Louise Cutts Powell, Boston, 1919; with Vose Galleries, Boston, 1919–1926; Clarence Dillon, Far Hills, New Jersey, 1926–died 1979
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