Elizabeth Blair Bolling (Mrs. John Bolling, Jr., ca. 1709-1766)

Date: 1735-1744

Elizabeth Blair was the daughter of Archibald Blair and married John Bolling, Jr. of Cobbs Plantation in 1728. The portrait descended in the family. It is currently attributed to Charles Bridges.

Dimensions: 28 x 22 in. (71.12 x 55.88 cm.)

The subject wears a red dress wrap dress and appears in a painted oval. She is turned three-quarters to her left. The portrait is smaller than standard three-quarter portraits.

See: Graham Hood, Charles Bridges and William Dering: Two Virginia Painters, 1735-1750 (1978), 66.

Family: BlairBolling
Decade: 1730s1740s
Credits: Muscarelle Museum, Gift of Mrs. Robert Malcolm Littlejohn, 1940.005.