called Lucy Bolling Randolph (Mrs. Peter Randolph, 1719-1767)

Date: ca. 1755-1758

Lucy Bolling was the daughter of Robert Bolling II and Anne Bolling. She married Peter Randolph of Chatsworth. If the subject identification is correct, this is probably the portrait that hung at Westover Plantation, home of the Byrd family.

Reference: Mary Willing Byrd’s 1813 will bequeathed “unto Mrs. Eliza. Randolph the portraits of Col. Peter Randolph & lady.”

Dimensions: 36 x 29 in. (91.44 x 73.66 cm.)

The subject is wearing a yellow Van Dyck-inspired dress with a blue drape and a bow at her neckline.

See: “The Will of Mrs. Mary Willing Byrd, of Westover, 1813, with a List of the Westover Portraits,” The Virginia Magazine of History and Biography 6, no. 4 (April 1899): 345–58.

Decade: 1750s