Ann Lee Randolph Fitzhugh (Mrs. William Fitzhugh, 1747-1805)

Date: ca. 1765-1771

Ann Lee Randolph married William Fitzhugh (1741-1809) of Somerset and Chatham (built in 1768-1771) around 1763. She was the daughter of Peter and Lucy Bolling Randolph of Chatsworth. It is unclear where the portrait was painted, though the couple’s primary resident was Somerset before they moved to Chatham in 1771. Portrait descended with husband’s in the Lee family, direct descendants of the sitter.

Dimensions: 49 1/4 x 39 1/4 in. (125 x 99.x7 cm.)

The subject sits outdoors wearing a blue dress over a light yellow or tan underskirt with a bow at her breast. A shallow basket filled with pink and white flowers is in her lap. She is turned towards her right. A landscape is visible behind her. A vine covered tree is directly behind her.

See: MESDA Database, S-6967; FARL

Decade: 1760s1770s
Credits: Private collection, MESDA Object Database, record S-6967, Museum of Early Southern Decorative Arts (MESDA), Winston-Salem, NC.