Mrs. William Gracie (1795-1819)
Oil on canvas
image: 30 x 24 in. ( 76.2 x 61 cm )
inscriptions: inscribed on back: Mrs. Elizabeth Wolcott Gracie/Great-Aunt/John Trumbull.
Elizabeth Stoughton Wolcott was the daughter of Oliver Wolcott, Jr., governor of Connecticut, and Elizabeth (Stoughton) Wolcott. She was married on July 2, 1813, to William Gracie, son of Archibald Gracie (1755-1829), builder of Gracie Mansion. John Trumbull, a friend of the family, probably painted the subject from life sometime between his return to New York from England in 1816 and her death in 1819. The portrait was a gift to the Society from her grandnephew.
Sizer, Theodore, The Works of Colonel John Trumbull: Artist of the American Revolution, New Haven and London: Yale University Press, 1967, p. 35. Catalogue of American Portraits in The New-York Historical Society, New Haven: Yale University Press, Vol. 1, 1974, pp. 299-300.
Bequest of George Gibbs
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