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Maria Willcocks Ellis (1781-?)

Object Number: 
1939.526
Date: 
1808
Medium: 
Watercolor, gouache, black ink and wash, and graphite with selective glazing on card laid on paper and overmatted with a decorated sheet
Dimensions: 
Overall: 3 3/8 x 2 1/4 in. ( 8.6 x 5.7 cm )
Marks: 
signature and date: at left: "Jarvis / Feby. 180[8]" inscription: at bottom: "1808"
Inscriptions: 
Signed and inscribed at lower left in graphite: "JARVIS / Feby 180[8]"; inscribed on overmat at lower center in black ink: "1808"; verso of mount inscribed in graphite: "Maria Willcocks Ellis / 1st wife John F. Ellis"
Description: 
Portrait
Gallery Label: 
Maria Willcocks was the daughter of Major William Willcocks. She married John French Ellis in 1798. This is one of the earliest surviving and dated works by Jarvis, painted in New York when he and Bass Otis were in temporary partnership.
Credit Line: 
Gift of Mrs. Augustus Van Horne Ellis
Due to ongoing research, information about this object is subject to change.
Creative: Tronvig Group