Mary Fish Silliman
Date manufactured/createdcirca 1795
DescriptionThis portrait of Mary Fish Silliman (1736-1811) was painted between 1794 and 1795, about five years after the death of her husband, Brigadier General Gold Selleck Silliman, a prominent patriot in the American Revolution. There are no known portraits of General Silliman. Mary Silliman was unusually well educated, and left a legacy of letters describing life in 18th-century Connecticut and the hardships caused by the Revolution.
Measurement Notes: 36” x 32 3/4” - with frame 35 3/4” x 39”
Credit LineGift of Mrs. Oliver Gould Jennings