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Title Mrs. John S. Cogdell (Maria Gilchrist)
Artist Officer, Thomas
Date after 1806
Medium watercolor
Support ivory
Dimensions 3 1/8 x 2 1/2 inches
Signature NA
Inscription NA
Credit line Bequest of Emma Gilchrist
Accession Number 1929.001.0004
Collection Miniature
Sitter's dates (1785-1858)
Description Emma Gilchrist was the wife of lawyer and amateur artist John S. Cogdell. At one time the portrait of Mrs. Cogdell was attributed to Fraser, perhaps because of its association with Fraser's portrait of her husband. Like that miniature, Mrs. CogdeIl's portrait is severe, with somber tones and an almost frontal pose.

Notes:
This text is adapted from Martha Severens "The Miniature Portrait Collection of the Carolina Art Association" published by the Carolina Art Association, 1984
Subjects Cogdell
Figures
Portraits
woman
Clothing & dress
Hats