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Mrs. John Vaché Cox (1823-1899)

Object Name: Portrait
Date: 1857
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Medium: Oil on cardboard
Dimensions: Overall: 12 1/2 x 10 1/2 in. ( 31.8 x 26.7 cm )
Credit Line: Gift of Isabella Vaché Cox
Object Number: 1935.64
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Marks: signature: at left: "P. Kohlbeck. Paent" inscription: at right: "Meade Prothers[sic] Photograff. 1857"

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Eliza Pilcher was the eldest daughter of Henry and Frances Pilcher of Canterbury, England. She married John Vaché Cox on December 10, 1844, at the Church of the Holy Evangelist, New York. Her portrait, a gift to the Society from her daughter, was painted from a photograph taken by Meade Brothers, of New York. Kohlbeck had recently arrived in the U.S. in 1857, which probably accounts for the misspelling in the inscription. He was active in New York from about 1857 to 1878.