Elizabeth Randolph

Date: ca. 1755-1758

Elizabeth Randolph was the daughter of William Randolph III and Anne Harrison Randolph of Wilton. She later married Philip Ludwell Grymes.

Dimensions: 30 x 36 in. (76.2 x 91.44 cm.)

The subject wears a blue dress with white sleeves. She is turned three-quarters to her left. She has pink flowers and ribbons in her hair. She holds a porcelain doll wearing a gold dress. She appears inside a faux masonry frame. The canvas is kit-cat sized but turned horizontally.

See: David Meschutt, “John Wollaston’s Portraits of the Randolph Family Owned by the Virginia Historical Society,” The Virginia Magazine of History and Biography 16, 4 (October 1984): 449-473; Carolyn J. Weekley, Painters and Paintings in the Early American South (2013), 238.

Family: Randolph
Decade: 1750s
Credits: Courtesy of the Virginia Museum of History & Culture, 1947.71.