Mann Page III (1749-1803) and Elizabeth Page (ca. 1751-1782)

Date: ca. 1755-1758

Mann Page III and Elizabeth Page were the children of Mann Page II and Anne Corbin Tayloe Page of Rosewell. Elizabeth Page later married Benjamin Harrison of Brandon and was painted as an adult by Charles Willson Peale.

Dimensions: 49 x 40 in. (124.46 x 101.6 cm.)

The portrait represents two children outdoors. On the right, a young girl sits. She wears a blue dress with a porcelain doll wearing a gold dress in her lap. On the left, a boy wears a brown jacket with silver buttons, brown trousers, and a pink waistcoat trimmed with silver. A queue ribbon is visible behind his neck. A red cardinal is perched on his left hand and his right hand holds a ribbon tied to the bird. The children are angled towards each other.

See: Carolyn J. Weekley, Painters and Paintings in the Early American South (2013), 238.

Family: Page
Decade: 1750s
Credits: Courtesy of the Virginia Museum of History & Culture, 1973.16.