Elizabeth Buckner Stith (Mrs. Drury Stith, b. 1695-1700 and d. 1756)

Date: 1745-1749

Elizabeth Buckner Stith was the daughter of William Buckner and Katherine Ballard Buckner. She married Colonel Drury Stith (d. 1740). They lived in Prince George County. The portrait descended in the family of her son, Griffin Stith of Brunswick County. The portrait was likely painted in Williamsburg.

Dimensions: 30 x 22 in. (76.2 x 55.9 cm.)

The subject wears a blue-gray wrap dress with red lining and a brown-green drape. She is turned towards her left and appears inside a painted oval frame. The portrait is inscribed “W. Dering” on the left and “AEstatis Suae 50” on the right.

See: Colonial Williamsburg eMuseum; Carolyn J. Weekley, Painters and Paintings in the Early American South (2013), 191-195; Graham Hood, Charles Bridges and William Dering: Two Virginia Painters, 1735-1750 (1975), 101-103.

Family: BucknerStith
Location: Williamsburg
Decade: 1740s
Credits: The Colonial Williamsburg Foundation. Museum Purchase, 1951-577.