Elizabeth Boush (later Mrs. Champion Travis, b. 1752-1754 and d. before 1811)

Artist: John Durand
Date: 1769

Elizabeth Boush was the daughter of Samuel Boush of Norfolk. She later married Champion Travis of Jamestown.

Dimensions: 30 3/8 x 25 9/16 in. (77.15 x 64.93 cm.)

The subject wears a blue dress heavily embellished with white or silver embroidery, ruching and lace at her elbows, and lace at her neckline. She wears an elaborate jewel necklace with a blue bow visible at the nape of her neck, large earrings, and a large floral hairpiece. She has a large pink rose with rose buds on her breast and holds a string of paper flowers in her hands. She stands in a wooded landscape. Insrcibedon the back: “Elysabeth Boush/AE 16 A. D. 1769/ Durand pinxt.”

See: Carolyn J. Weekley, Painters and Paintings of the Early American South (2013). 287; Colonial Williamsburg eMuseum 

Family: Boush
Location: Norfolk
Decade: 1760s
Credits: The Colonial Williamsburg Foundation. Museum Purchase, 1982-271.