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Colonel Gerard Briscoe

Description

Oil on canvas portrait painting of "Colonel Gerard Briscoe" (1737-1801), ca. 1790, by Charles Peale Polk. Gerard was born in Maryland to Robert Briscoe (1718-1798) and Anne Wood Briscoe (1818-ca. 1776). Around 1760, he married Ruth Perry Briscoe (1732- c. 1763) at Rock Creek Parish, Prince George's County, Maryland (now NW Washington, D.C.). The couple had two children. After her death, he married Margaret Baker Briscoe (ca. 1745-1814) and they had around six children. During the Revolutionary War, Gerard served in the Virginia Militia. After the war, the family moved to the area around Winchester, Frederick County, Virginia.

Date

circa 1790

Materials

Oil on canvas

Dimensions

26 x 36 inches

Object ID

1981.14.2

Resource ID

7907

Credit Line

Gift of Mrs. John P. German

Digital Publisher

Digital resource provided by the Maryland Center for History and Culture

Rights

This digital image is made available here for private study, scholarship, and research. Commercial and other uses are prohibited without the permission of the Maryland Center for History and Culture. For more information, visit the MCHC’s Reproductions and Permissions web page.