Richard Cocke IV (1707-1772)

Artist: John Durand
Date: 1771

Richard Cocke IV was married to Elizabeth Hartwell. Their primary residence was Swann’s Point. He was the son of Richard Cocke III and his wife Rebecca. He was the father of Richard Cocke V.

Dimensions: 29 5/8 x 23 1/2 in. (75.25 x 59.69 cm.)

The subject wears a brown suit and matching waistcoat. He is seated in a wooden chair. His right hand rests on the arm of the chair and holds a folded letter with a seal. There is a ring on his right hand. He is inside a painted oval frame. The portrait appears to have been signed and dated: ”Richard Cocke / Born 1707 / John Durand / Pinxit 1771″; this may be a later copy of an original inscription.

See: MESDA Database, S-3820

Special thanks to Richmond Conservation Studio for providing an image.

Family: Cocke
Decade: 1770s
Credits: Private collection.