called Priscilla Churchill Carter Lewis (Mrs. John Lewis, 1705-after 1757)

Date: ca. 1755-1758

Priscilla Churchill married first, Robert Carter II (ca. 1704-1731) of Nomini Hall. Her second husband was John Lewis III of Warner Hall. This portrait apparently descended through her son, Robert Carter III of Nomini Hall. Therefore, it was possibly painted at Warner Hall where Priscilla and her two children from her first marriage lived with her second husband. It then apparently moved to Nomini Hall when her son, Robert Carter III, lived there as an adult. It looks like it has overpaint from a restoration.

Dimensions: 30 x 25 in. (78.74 x 66 cm.)

The subject wears a blue dress with a bow and a white underskirt. A brown scarf is in her hair and wraps around her. She is turned towards her right and is inside a painted oval frame.


Decade: 1750s
Credits: Private collection. Photograph by Ira W. Martin, courtesy of the Frick Art Reference Library.