called Matthew Page (1659-1703) or Mann Page (1691-1730)

Date: ca. 1755-1758

This portrait was identified as Matthew Page by descendants when it was gifted to the Muscarelle Museum. However, Matthew Page died over fifty years before John Wollaston arrived in Virginia. The same donor identified the portrait as Mann Page in a family history publication. Mann Page died twenty-five years before Wollaston arrived in Virginia. This very likely another member of the Page family. The portrait descended in the Page family with the portrait identified as Judith Carter Page (Mrs. Mann Page I) and their unusual canvas sizes are similar suggesting that they are a pair.

Dimensions: 46 x 36 in. (116.84 x 91.44 cm.)

The subject wears a dark red jacket and long white wig. He sits in a blue upholstered chair. His left hand is tucked into his jacket. He is turned three-quarters to his left.

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, 1897.007.