called Anne Claiborne Cocke (Mrs. Richard Cocke V, b. 1749-before 1782)

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 Herbert Claiborne. A modern label identifies the sitter and date. The artist attribution is tentative. She appears to have been painted by the same artist who painted her husband. Her father-in-law was painted by John Durand in 1771. The costume and style appear to be later, possibly the 1780s.

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

The portrait shows a woman seated on an upholstered green sofa. She wears a gray dress with a dark belt or sash around her waist. A large kerchief is wrapped around her chest. She wears a hat and holds an embroidered handkerchief in her lap. A ring is visible on her left hand. The canvas is an unusual size.

See: MESDA Database, S-3859

Special thanks to Richmond Conservation Studios for providing an image.

Credits: Private collection.