Dorothy Pleasants Briggs Nicholas (Mrs. John Nicholas)

Artist: John Durand
Date: 1775

Dorothy Pleasants Briggs was the daughter of Gray and Dorothy Pleasants Briggs. She married John Nicholas.

Dimensions: 30 1/4 x 25 1/4 in. (76.83 x 64.13 cm.)

The subject wears a blue dress with lace trim, a blue bow, a floral hairpiece, and a corded necklace with a large pendant. She plays a lute, which she holds up. Its pink strap is around her shoulders.

Location: Petersburg
Decade: 1770s
Credits: Courtesy of Winterthur Museum, Garden & Library. Gift of Dorothy Carroll Lenk in memory of Dorothy Pleasants Harrison Carroll, 1989.0034.