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The subject is identified by family tradition. The portrait descended in the Tayloe family. Catherine (or Katherine) Griffin married first, William Fauntleroy, second, a Mr. Ridley, and third, David Gwynne. Her daughter, Elizabeth Gwynne, married John Tayloe. The date of the portrait is unclear and so is the sitter attribution.
Dimensions: 29 x 24 1/2 in. (73.66 x 62.23 cm.)
The subject is an older woman inside a painted oval frame. She wears a black veil around her head, a white cap peaks out from under it. She wears a dark dress and is turned towards her left.