National Society of Colonial Dames of
America in Tennessee















Portrait #401
Subject/Title: Gill, Rebecca Boyleston
Artist:Verstille, William
Date Created:ca. 1790
Owner/Location:Cheekwood Museum of Art
Nashville, TN
Frame Dimensions:NA
Image Dimensions:NA
Materials/Media:watercolor on ivory
Date Documented:
Condition:Excellent

Description:Oval bust-length slightly right profile of a young woman with large wideset brown eyes and brown curly hair piled on her head. A diamond (?) hair ornament designed of four linking circle is visible front and center. Her dress is black with a ruffled lace trim against a plain white yoke inset collar.
History:Exhbited at Gibbes 2000.
Notes: Subject was the second wife of Moses Gill, governor of Massachusetts (see # 400). Her father was Thomas Boyleston.

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