Dimensions: 49 1/2 x 39 3/4 in. (125.73 x 100.96 cm.)
The subject appears to stand on a portico. She wears a blue wrap dress inspired by antique Roman costumes and/or Turquerie costumes. Small gold clasps are on her elbows. A purple and gold sash is belted around her waist. A sheer shawl with gold embroidery is wrapped around her left arm and is held at her right side by her right hand. She wears a cord necklace and has pearls and blue ribbon in her hair. A pink rose is tucked into her neckline. Her left elbow rests on the base of a column, which is carved. Red drapery is wrapped around the column. To her right is a view of a Virginia landscape with a body of water, a forest, and a Virginia rail fence that runs across a clearing. Smoke rises out of a chimney of a small cluster of buildings barely visible in the distance. It is signed and dated at the base of the column: “C W Peale / pinxt 1775”.