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Samuel Riggs

Description

Oil on panel portrait painting of Samuel Riggs (1740-1814), ca. 1810, by an unknown artist. Riggs was born at his family home of "Riggs Hills" just east of Laurel, Maryland. During the American Revolution, he earned a commission as a Lieutenant in Colonel Zadock Magruder's 29th Battalion, Lower District of Frederick County, Maryland Militia, on May 14, 1776. He is buried in the Riggs family cemetery in Brookeville, Maryland.

Creator

Date

circa 1810

Materials

Oil on board

Dimensions

32 x 25.3 inches

Object ID

1949.90.22

Resource ID

5090

Credit Line

Gift of George de Geofroy and Commander Henry M. Howard, R.N.

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.