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Mary Fish Silliman

Oil painting

Mary Fish Noyes Silliman (associated with)
Reuben Moulthrop (created by)
circa 1795 (Date manufactured/created)
Oil on canvas
Oil paint, cotton, wood

This 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. 
Gift of Mrs. Oliver Gould Jennings