Maria Catherine Smith (c. 1670-1706), c. 1690
| formerly considered the work of Thomas Smith (d. c. 1690)
| oil on canvas
| 27 x 25 1/4 (68.58 x 64.14)
| Gift of Edmund Drianan Barry in memory of Catherine Humphreys Barry, 1934
| Weis 104
Ex. Coll.: Sitter; to her daughter Catherine Mears Dexter (1701-97); to her daughter Rebecca Dexter Clap (1739-1823); to her daughters Rebecca (1784-1855) and Catherine (1782-1872) Clap; to their niece Catherine Clap Barry; to her nephew the Reverend Charles Alfred Humphreys; to his daughter Catherine Humphreys Barry; to her husband, the donor.
1934, ‘XVIIth Century Painting in New England,’ Worcester Art
1945, ‘Old and New England,’ Rhode Island School of Design.
1975, ‘The Colonial Epoch in America,’ Worcester Art Museum.
Dresser, 1935, 139-40, 171.
Dresser, 1969, 719.
Oskar Hagen, The Birth of the American Tradition in Art (New York: Scribner’s Sons, 1949), 37.
Gordon Washburn, The Catalog of Old and New England (Providence: Rhode Island School of Design, 1945), 30.
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