John Smibert (American, Edinburgh, Scotland 1688–1751 Boston, Massachusetts)
Oil on canvas
30 x 25 in. (76.2 x 63.5 cm)
Rogers Fund, 1943
Not on view
Hannah Pemberton (1715–1774), a daughter of James and Hannah Penhallow Pemberton, was born in Boston. In 1739, she became the second wife of Benjamin Colman, a Boston merchant also painted by Smibert.
the sitter's daughter, Mary Colman Ward, died 1809; her daughter, Phebe Ward Cutler; her grandson, Henry Davenport, Boston, 1878; his first cousin, Ellen Maria Ward, Boston; on loan to her cousin, Colman Ward Cutler, New York, by 1896 (owner by 1933–35); his son, Paul C. Cutler, Rocky River, Ohio, 1935-1938; with William Macbeth Gallery, New York, as agent, 1938–1943