Lucy Flucker Knox Thatcher, ca. 1840

Contributed by The General Henry Knox Museum

Description

This portrait is of Lucy Flucker Knox Thatcher, oldest child of Henry Knox and his wife Lucy. Born in 1776, Lucy F. K. Thatcher was nineteen years old when her family moved to Montpelier, the mansion her father built in Thomaston. In 1804 she married a promising young lawyer, Ebenezer Thatcher, and they made their home in Warren and later Mercer. She was widowed in 1842. When her sister Caroline Swan Holmes, who had been living in Montpelier, passed away in 1851, Lucy moved back to Thomaston until her death in 1854. She was the last member of the Knox family to live at Montpelier; her son Henry Knox Thatcher sold the crumbling mansion to James Creighton. In her will she refers to the portrait as being done by "my Hoyt," which almost certainly means Albert Gallatin Hoit, a New England portrait painter of the time.

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About This Item

  • Title: Lucy Flucker Knox Thatcher, ca. 1840
  • Creator: Hoit, Albert Gallatin
  • Creation Date: circa 1840
  • Subject Date: circa 1840
  • Town: Mercer, Thomaston, Warren
  • County: Knox, Somerset
  • State: ME
  • Media: Oil on canvas
  • Dimensions: 90 cm x 78 cm
  • Local Code: H-1-01
  • Object Type: Image

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The General Henry Knox Museum
P.O. Box 326, Thomaston, ME 04861
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