Elizabeth Tayloe (1721-1784)

Artist: Unknown
Date: probably 1735-1750

Elizabeth Tayloe was the daughter of John Tayloe I and Elizabeth Gwynne Tayloe. She was the twin sister of John Tayloe II of Mount Airy from whom this portrait descended. Elizabeth Tayloe married Richard Corbin of Laneville. She was painted as an older woman by Charles Willson Peale. The portrait is overpainted. Her costume is similar to portraits from the 1730s and 1740s.

Dimensions: 28 x 24 in. (71.12 x 60.96 cm.)

The subject wears a blue wrap dress with red lining. She is inside of a painted oval frame.

See: MESDA Database, S-4303

Family: Tayloe
Credits: Private collection, MESDA Object Database, record S-4303, Museum of Early Southern Decorative Arts (MESDA), Winston-Salem, NC.