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Mrs. Clark Gayton (b. 1712)

Object Number: 
ca. 1740-1745
Oil on canvas
Overall: 36 5/8 x 28 1/4 in. ( 93 x 71.8 cm )
Gallery Label: 
Judith Rawlins was the daughter of Phillip and Hannah Rawlins of Boston. She was the wife of Admiral Clark Gayton and the mother of George Clark Gayton. Her portrait which has been attributed to John Smibert is very close in style to the work of that master, but the treatment of the head suggests the work of another artist. The portrait is similar to one of Mary (Williams) Smibert, wife of the artist, in the Massachusetts Historical Society.
Credit Line: 
Gift of Edmund Astley Prentis
Due to ongoing research, information about this object is subject to change.
Creative: Tronvig Group