Ann Gordon (1742-1766) and Sarah Gordon (1747-1758)

Date: 1750

Ann and Sarah Gordon were the daughters of James Gordon and Milicent Conway Gordon of Gordonsville. Ann later married Richard Chichester.

Dimensions: 50 x 40 in. (127 x 101.6 cm.)

The portrait represents two young girls outdoors in a landscape. The older girl sits and wears a pink dress. Her right hand rests in her lap and her left hand holds a pair of cherries across her chest. The young girl stands beside her in a gold dress. Her right hand points at her sister’s lap and a green and red parrot rests on her left wrist. Behind the girls is a landscape view with a body of water and a house with a fence.

See: Carolyn J. Weekley, Painters and Paintings in the Early American South (2013), 248.

Family: Gordon
Decade: 1750s
Credits: Courtesy of the Virginia Museum of History & Culture, 1984.47.