Colonial portrait


October 16, 1997|By John Dorsey

This portrait of Anne Francis Tilghman by the noted Colonial portraitist Robert Feke is part of a major donation received by Mount Clare Museum House in Carroll Park. Feke painted mainly in Boston and Philadelphia and it is rare to have a work in a Maryland collection. Anne Francis Tilghman was the aunt of Margaret Tilghman Carroll, the wife of Mount Clare's builder, Charles Carroll Barrister. The donation, a gift from Judith Goldsborough Oates, goes formally to the Society of the Colonial Dames of America in the State of Maryland, which operates Mount Clare. The donation also includes a portrait of Anne Francis Tilghman's husband, James Tilghman, by John Hesselius; pieces of Chinese export china that by family tradition belonged to the Barrister and Margaret Tilghman Carroll; the Barrister's traveling trunk; a linen press that was once at Mount Clare, and other furniture. Many of the pieces are now on display at the house museum.

At Mount Clare Museum House, Carroll Park. Tours at 11 a.m., 1 p.m., 2 p.m. and 3 p.m. Tuesdays through Fridays; 1 p.m., 2 p.m. and 3 p.m. Saturdays and Sundays. For information, call 410-837-3262.

Pub Date: 10/16/97

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