called Anne Claiborne Cocke (Mrs. Richard Cocke V, 1749-1774)

Date: 1769?

Anne Claiborne was the first wife of Richard Cocke V (1748-1816) of Shoal Bay. They married in 1768. She was the daughter of Augustine and Mary Claiborne. A modern label identifies the sitter and date. The costume is appears to date later than the 1770s. The artist attribution is tentative. Her father-in-law was painted by John Durand in 1771.

Dimensions: 33 x 27 in. (83.82 x 68.58 cm.)

The portrait shows a woman seated on an upholstered sofa. A large kerchief is wrapper around her chest. She wears a hat and holds a handkerchief in her lap. A ring is visible on her left hand. The canvas is an unusual size.

See: MESDA Database, S-3859

Credits: Private collection, MESDA Object Database, record S-3859, Museum of Early Southern Decorative Arts (MESDA), Winston-Salem, NC.