Mrs. Benjamin Woolsey (1695-1771)

Mrs. Benjamin Woolsey (1695-1771)
Title
Mrs. Benjamin Woolsey (1695-1771)
Date 
ca.1795
Medium 
Watercolor on ivory
Dimensions 
Overall: 1 5/8 x 1 1/4 in. ( 4.1 x 3.2 cm )
Credit Line 
Gift of Mr. William Samuel Johnson
Object Number 
1934.6
Marks 
inscription (box underside,script): MY GREAT GRANDMOTHER ABIGAIL TAYLOR WOOLSEY
Gallery Label 
Abigail Taylor was the daughter of John and Mary (Whitehead) Taylor of Long Island. She was the first wife of the Rev. Benjamin Woolsey of Southold and Dosoris, Long Island. This miniature, based on a portrait in oil by an unidentified artist, was probably painted about 1795, soon after William Dunlap married Elizabeth Woolsey (1768-1848), granddaughter of the subject. The miniature was a gift to the Society from the subject's great-great-great-grandson.
Due to ongoing research, information about this object is subject to change.
Creative: Tronvig Group