Half-length portrait painted in 1763. Her auburn hair is brushed back from her forehead and tied at the back of her neck with a white satin bow. A small bouquet of blue and white flowers with a white gauze bow is pinned on top of her head. Her dark eyes are directed to the spectator. She wears an olive green silk dress, the neck cut low and trimmed with a narrow white muslin ruffle and a bow of white satin ribbon is fastened at her breast. The sleeves with three long ruffles of the same material as the dress are of elbow length with a ruffle of white muslin (taken from 'Checklist of Portraits of Children painted by Joseph Badger,' 1923).

Portrait of Abigail Gowen, 1763

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Details
Title
Portrait of Abigail Gowen
Artist Life
(Charlestown, Boston, and Cambridge, MA), 1708 - 1765
Role
Artist
Accession Number
70.33.5
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Half-length portrait painted in 1763. Her auburn hair is brushed back from her forehead and tied at the back of her neck with a white satin bow. A small bouquet of blue and white flowers with a white gauze bow is pinned on top of her head. Her dark eyes are directed to the spectator. She wears an olive green silk dress, the neck cut low and trimmed with a narrow white muslin ruffle and a bow of white satin ribbon is fastened at her breast. The sleeves with three long ruffles of the same material as the dress are of elbow length with a ruffle of white muslin (taken from 'Checklist of Portraits of Children painted by Joseph Badger,' 1923).