Elizabeth Jaquelin (1709-1756)

Date: ca. 1720-1730

Elizabeth Jaquelin was the daughter of Edward Jaquelin I and Martha Cary Jaquelin. She later married Richard Ambler and they inherited much the Jaquelin family property.

Reference: “Thus seating myself surrounded with the pictures of my venerable Great Grandfather, Mother and their numerous descendants, I proceeded to examine the Contents of the drawers that I might develope their characters.” Elizabeth Carrington to Ann Ambler Fisher, 10 October 1796, in Elizabeth Jacquelin Ambler Brent Carrington Papers, Rockefeller Library, Colonial Williamsburg.

Dimensions: 30 x 25 in. (76.2 x 63.5 cm.)

The subject is a girl wearing a wrap dress with a drape around her. Her left hand holds up a rose.

See: Carolyn J. Weekley, Painters and Paintings in the Early American South (2013), 91-94; Wayne Craven, Colonial American Portraiture (1986), 199-201.

Location: Jamestown
Decade: 1720s