Elizabeth Wormeley Carter Berkeley (Mrs. Nelson Berkeley, 1739-1813)

Date: ca. 1755-1758

Elizabeth Carter Berkeley was the daughter of Landon Carter and Elizabeth Wormeley. Given her age, she was probably painted shortly before her marriage at Sabine Hall where her parents resided. She married Nelson Berkeley in 1758. Nelson Berkeley lived at Airwell and was the son of Edmund and Mary Nelson Berkeley.

Dimension: 49 1/2 x 39 1/2 in. (125.73 x 100.33 cm.)

Subject wears an imaginary style dress of gold with a white/gray underskirt and a bow at her breast. She stands in a garden with a honeysuckle bush. Her right hand holds a sprig of honeysuckle. She is turned three-quarters to her right.


Decade: 1750s
Credits: Private collection. Photograph by Ira W. Martin, courtesy of the Frick Art Reference Library.