called Catherine Griffin Fauntleroy Gwynne (1664-1728)

Artist: Unknown
Date: ?

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.

See: MESDA Database, S-4299

Decade: Unknown
Credits: Private collection, MESDA Object Database, record S-4299, Museum of Early Southern Decorative Arts (MESDA), Winston-Salem, NC.