Jane Champe Washington (Mrs. Samuel Washington, d. ca. 1755)

Date: ca. 1750-1755

Jane Champe was the daughter of Colonel John Champe and Jane Thornton Champe. She was the first wife of Samuel Washington, brother of George Washington. They lived on Chotank Creek in Stafford County.

Dimensions: 48 3/8 x 38 1/4 in. (122.87 x 97.16 cm.)

The subject wears a blue dress with a jeweled clasp and pearls at the elbows. She wears a gold cord with tassels around her waist. She stands outdoors next to a tree. Her left hand holds a flower and her right hand holds the cord on her skirt.

See: MESDA Database, S-10430

Decade: 1750s
Credits: Private collection, MESDA Object Database, record S-10430, Museum of Early Southern Decorative Arts (MESDA), Winston-Salem, NC.