called Mary Kennon Bolling (Mrs. John Bolling, ca. 1676-ca. 1727)

Artist: Unknown
Date: ?

Mary Kennon was the daughter of Richard Kennon and Elizabeth Worsham. She married John Bolling. It looks like it has been overpainted. It does not look like a known artist’s work from the region. It descended in the family with other Bolling portraits. It is possible that this is a copy of an original portrait, which would explain stylistic inconsistencies.

Dimensions: 28 x 22 in. (71.12 x 55.88 cm.)

An older woman appears in a painted oval frame. She wears a black dress with three white bows on her bodice. She wears a kerchief over her shoulders, a pearl necklace, and a two-layer white veil. It is smaller than standed three-quarter canvases.

Decade: Unknown
Credits: Muscarelle Museum of Art, Gift of Mrs. Robert Malcolm Littlejohn, 1940.003.