Ann Eilbeck Mason (Mrs. George Mason, 1734-1773)

Date: 1750-1755

The original portrait by John Hesselius was destroyed. However, a copy of the original Hesselius portrait, pictured here, was done by Dominic Boudet in 1811 and records what the portrait looked like. Ann Eilbeck of Maryland married George Mason in 1750.

Dimensions: 36 x 31 in. (91.44 x 78.74 cm.)

The subject wears a blue dress with jewels at her neckline and elbows. She holds a flower in her right hand.

Family: Mason
Location: Gunston Hall
Decade: 1750s
Credits: Courtesy of George Mason’s Gunston Hall, 2010.147