Elizabeth Fitzhugh Conway (Mrs. Francis Conway, 1754-1823)

Date: 1770-1771

Elizabeth Fitzhugh Conway was the daughter of John and Alice Thornton Fitzhugh of Belle Air (or Bellair) Plantation. She married Francis Conway in 1770.

Dimensions: 29 x 24 in. (73.66 x 60.96 cm.)

The subject wears a gold dress with a ruffled white stomacher, lace sleeves, a jeweled hairpiece, a four-strand pearl necklace, and a blue drape around her shoulders. A large floral brooch is at her breast. She appears inside a painted oval frame.

Decade: 1770s
Credits: Courtesy of the Virginia Museum of History & Culture, 1954.1.