Matilda Stoughton de Jaudenes

Artist: Gilbert Stuart (American, North Kingston, Rhode Island 1755–1828 Boston, Massachusetts)

Date: 1794

Medium: Oil on canvas

Dimensions: 50 5/8 x 39 1/2 in. (128.6 x 100.3 cm)

Classification: Paintings

Credit Line: Rogers Fund, 1907

Accession Number: 07.76

Description

Matilda Stoughton de Jaudenes (b. 1778), daughter of Boston's Spanish consul John Stoughton, married Josef de Jaudenes y Nebot (07.75) at sixteen. This portrait, painted about the time of her 1794 marriage as a companion to her husband's, depicts her in a richly ornamented costume typical of Hispanic noble dress of the day. The Stoughton family coat of arms, on the left, and that of the Jaudenes family, on the right, were added later by another artist.

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