Judith Pickman (1735-1756)

Object Number: 
1953.1
Date: 
ca. 1752
Medium: 
Oil on canvas
Dimensions: 
Overall: 36 x 28 in. ( 91.4 x 71.1 cm )
Gallery Label: 
Judith Pickman was the daughter of the Hon. Benjamin Pickman and Love (Rawlins) Pickman. In June of 1755 she was married to Dr. Edward Augustus Holyoke, but died in November of 1756. She is represented here in the guise of a shepherdess, a motif derived from mezzotints of 17th- and 18th-century English portraits and used about this same time by Joseph Blackburn, John Singleton Copley, and others.
Credit Line: 
Gift of Edmund Astley Prentis
Due to ongoing research, information about this object is subject to change.
Creative: Tronvig Group