Mrs. Jacob Motte (Rebecca Brewton), Jeremiah Theus (American, Chur, 1716–1774 Charleston, South Carolina), Watercolor on ivory

Mrs. Jacob Motte (Rebecca Brewton)

Jeremiah Theus (American, Chur, 1716–1774 Charleston, South Carolina)
ca. 1758
Watercolor on ivory
1 3/8 x 1 1/4 in. (3.5 x 3.2 cm)
Credit Line:
Purchase, Bequest of Edgar William and Bernice Chrysler Garbisch, by exchange, 1997
Accession Number:
Not on view
The sitter is Rebecca Brewton (1737 -1816), the honorable Jacob Mottes, second wife, who he married in 1758. Theus also painted Jacob Motte Jr. in miniature (date and location unknown). Until now, the traditional identification of the sitter had been Elizabeth Martin (1710-1757), Motte's first wife.
The sitter (1710-57); Mrs. J. Madison Taylor (Emily Hayward Drayton), by 1926, died after 1941; to her daughter, Mrs. Gifford A. Cochran (Mabel Hayward), New York; to her son, Drayton Cochran, Oyster Bay, L.I., died 1987; to his estate; consigned to Graham Gallery/Alexander Gallery, New York, 1990.