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Henrietta Tilghman Goldsborough and Grandson, Robins Chamberlain


Three-quarter length seated portrait of Henrietta Maria Tilghman Goldsborough (Mrs. William Goldsborough) (1707-1771) and her grandson, Robins Chamberlain (1768-1773). Mrs. Goldsborough wears a white cap and fichu, a stomacher, and a blue dress, posed with bird perched on her left arm. The small boy standing at her side wears a red tunic and points to the bird.



Contributor(s) Notes

Charles Willson Peale after John Hesselius.


Oil on canvas


35 H x 29 W inches

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Mrs. Goldsborough was the daughter of Colonel Richard Tilghman (1672-1738) and Anna Maria Lloyd (1676-1748). Colonel Tilghman was a member of the Maryland General Assembly and prominent in civil affairs on Maryland's eastern shore. Mrs. Goldsborough first married George Robins (1697-1742) in 1731 and had six children. Her second husband was William Goldsborough (1709-1760) in 1747 and they had one child. One of her daughters was Henrietta Maria Robins Chamberlain (Mrs. James Lloyd Chamberlain) (1736-1791). Mrs. Chamberlain's first child was Robins Chamberlain (1768-1773) who did not reach six years of age. They are buried in the Ashby-Goldsborough Family Cemetery in Easton, Maryland.

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Gift of John Goldsborough Earle

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