American School, 19th Century Portrait of Zillah Chenery Abbott.
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- American Furniture & Decorative Arts - 2482
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- November 08, 2009 11:00AM
American School, 19th Century
Portrait of Zillah Chenery Abbott. Unsigned. Oil on canvas, 23 1/2 x 20 in., in a later carved wooden frame. Condition: Scattered retouch. Literature: See Vital Records of Holden, Massachusetts, to the end of the year 1849.;Worcester, Massachusetts, 1904, p. 9. Zillah M. Chenery was born on July 12, 1771 in Holden, Worcester County, Massachusetts. She married Lemuel Abbott (b. November 3, 1763), also of Holden, on July 3, 1791. They had four children, including three sons and a daughter. One son, Chenery Abbott, succeeded his father as a proprietor of the Abbott Tavern, which was built in 1763 and kept by the Abbots for three successive generations. Zillah died at the age of 72 in 1843.
Cleaned and retacked, numerous small scattered specks of retouch, including face, body and background.