Mrs. William Coggeshall (ca. 1777-?)
Watercolor on ivory
Overall: 3 3/16 x 2 5/8 in. ( 8.1 x 6.7 cm )
Ink inscription: on paper backing: "Mrs. Wm C/Taken at the age of 18/Mrs. Wm Coggeshall of Newport, R.I./Edward Green Malbone/1877[sic]-1807. One of his early/miniatures"
In Tolman, "Life and Works of Edward Greene Malbone" (1958, p. 264), this miniature is listed among the "unconfirmed" works by the artist. However, stylistically the portrait is quite similar to other miniatures by Malbone that date from ca. 1795-98.
Gift of Mr. Lewis Gouverneur Morris
Due to ongoing research, information about this object is subject to change.