Elizabeth Tayloe Corbin (Mrs. Richard Corbin, 1721-1784)

Date: 1770-1775

Elizabeth Tayloe Corbin was the daughter of John Tayloe I and the twin sister of John Tayloe II. Another portrait her as a younger woman descended in her brother’s family. She married Richard Corbin (ca. 1715-ca. 1787).

Possible reference: “I am just setting out for Col. Corbin’s about 25 miles on the road to Maryland, and I don’t know whether my family affairs will permit my returning to this place at this junction.” – Charles Willson Peale to Paul Loyal at Norfolk, May 31, 1773-May 28, 1774

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

The subject sits in a wooden chair. She wears a white cap, a dark brown dress with white and blue sleeves, a fichu, and a black ribbon necklace. Her elbow rests on a table covered with a blue cloth. On top of the table is a vase with pink and white flowers. She holds a pink rose.

See: Charles Coleman Sellers, “Portraits and Miniatures by Charles Willson Peale,” Transactions of the American Philosophical Society 42 (1952): 57.

Family: CorbinTayloe
Decade: 1770s