Mary Fish Silliman

From Fairfield Museum

Date manufactured/created
circa 1795
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.  

Measurement Notes: 36” x 32 3/4” - with frame 35 3/4” x 39”
Credit Line
Gift of Mrs. Oliver Gould Jennings
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