Eleanor Arell (Mrs. Richard Arell)

Date: ca. 1771

Eleanor Arell’s husband, Richard Arell, was a tavernkeeper in Alexandria.

Dimensions: 46 1/4 x 35 3/4 in. (117.48 x 90.81 cm.)

The woman in the portrait sits with a fichu over her shoulders tied with a bow. She wears a four strand beaded necklace and a cap. Her right elbow rests on a table while her left hand holds a closed fan. She is turned slightly to her right. The canvas is an irregular size.

See: MESDA Database S-6274

Family: Arell
Location: Alexandria
Decade: 1770s
Credits: Private collection, MESDA Object Database, record S-6274, Museum of Early Southern Decorative Arts (MESDA), Winston-Salem, NC.