called Judith Carter Page (Mrs. Mann Page I, 1695-1758)

Date: ca. 1755-1758

The portrait descended in the Page family and has long been identified as Judith Carter Page. If so, she was at least sixty when John Wollaston painted her. It is possible that this represents another member of the family. It descended with a portrait identified variously as Matthew Page and Mann Page I. Their similar unusual canvas sizes suggest that they are a pair. Judith was the daughter of Robert “King” Carter and Judith Armistead Carter. She married Mann Page of Rosewell.

Dimensions: 47 x 37 in. (119.4 x 94 cm.)

The subject sits in a red upholstered chair. She wears a blue dress with a white stomacher. Her right forearm rests on a marble slab table. Red drapery appears on the left side of the painting.

See: Richard Channing Moore Page, Genealogy of the Page Family in Virginia (1883), 19-20.

Family: Page
Decade: 1750s
Credits: Muscarelle Museum of Art, Gift of Dr. R.C.M. Page, 1897.005.