Object photography

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On View Seamans Gallery, level 2

Object description

  • Joseph Badger (American, 1708-1765)
  • Portrait of Mrs. Thomas Shippard, about 1758
  • Oil on canvas
  • Boston, Massachusetts, United States
  • H: 42 in, W: 34 in
  • Gift of Mr. and Mrs. Francis Peabody, 1991
  • M23296


This is a portrait of Mrs. Thomas Shippard. Mrs. Shippard stands in a 3/4 pose, one elbow leaning on a table and one hand down loose, holding flowers. She wears a blue dress with a tight bodice and white trim and ruffles on the sleeves.

Exhibition History

  • American Decorative Arts exhibition, Peabody Essex Museum; June 03, 2003 through Present
  • In the American Spirit: Folk Art from the Collections, Museum of Sydney, Sydney, Australia; March 25, 1996 through September 27, 1996