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About This Artwork
Abigail Chesebrough (Mrs. Alexander Grant), 1754
Oil on canvas
127.6 x 101.5 cm (50 x 40 in.)
Signed on bottom of window at right: "I Blackburn Pinxt 1754"
Bequest of Miss Amelia Peabody, 1984.725
Bolton and Binsse, Antiquarian (Nov. 1930), p. 50, ff.
Morgan and Foote, “Descriptive List of the Work of Joseph Blackburn,” American Antiquarian Society 110 (1937), pp 30-31.
Judith A. Barter et al., American Arts at The Art Institute of Chicago: From Colonial Times to World War I (Art Institute of Chicago, 1998), pp. 71-75, no. 17.
David Chesebrough, Newport, Rhode Island, and Stonington, Conn., from 1754; by descent to Abigail Chesebrough, Newport, Rhode Island, from 1782 to 1807; by descent to Deacon David Chesebrough Smith, Stonington, Conn., from 1808 to 1833; by descent to Betsey Smith Williams, Stonington, Conn., from 1833 to 1860; by descent to Bessie S. Williams Sherman, Chicago, from 1860 to about 1912; Stonington Historical Society, Stonington, Conn., from 1916; Vose Galleries, Boston, 1977; Amelia Peabody, Boston, 1977; bequeathed to The Art Institute of Chicago, 1984.