Dorothy Pleasants Briggs (Mrs. Gray Briggs, b. 1736)

Artist: John Durand
Date: 1775

Dorothy Pleasants Briggs was from a prominent Quaker famiy of Curles Neck. She married Gray Briggs of Wales Plantation.

Dimensions: 30 x 25 in. (76.2 x 63.5 cm.)

The subject wears a blue-green gown trimmed with ruffles, a kerchief over her chest, a large matching bow and a floral brooch on her breast. She also wears a beaded necklace with a pendant and a ribbon choker around her neck. She wears a lace cap tied around her chin. She is shown in a painted oval and turned three-quarters to her right.

See: Carolyn J. Weekley, Painters and Paintings in the Early American South (2013), 292; MESDA Database, S-3120; FARL

Decade: 1770s
Credits: Private collection, MESDA Object Database, record S-3120, Museum of Early Southern Decorative Arts (MESDA), Winston-Salem, NC.