Elizabeth Riddick Carr’s family was from Nansemond County. Colonial Williamsburg curators believe that her portrait was painted in Suffolk, near her family’s home. She married Samuel Carr in 1768. Ten years after Samuel’s death, she married the widower of her sister Theresa, Col. Robert Moore Riddick (1744-1804).
Dimensions: 30 1/4 x 25 in. (76.84 x 63.5 cm.)
The portrait shows a woman waring a blue dress with ruffled bodice and stomacher. She also wears a lace-trimmed fichu, a three-strand pearl necklace tied with a ribbon behind her neck, and a ruffled cap. A sprig of flowers is tucked into her bodice. Her left hand holds a small rosebud. She is turned three-quarters to her right.