Martha Cary Jaquelin (Mrs. Edward Jaquelin I, 1686-ca. 1738)

Date: ca. 1720-1730

Martha Cary Jaquelin married Edward Jaquelin I. She was the daughter of William Cary and Martha Scarsbrook Cary.

Reference: “Thus seating myself surrounded with the pictures of my venerable Great Grandfather, Mother and their numerous descendants, I proceeded to examine the Contents of the drawers that I might develope their characters.” Elizabeth Carrington to Ann Ambler Fisher, 10 October 1796, in Elizabeth Jacquelin Ambler Brent Carrington Papers, Rockefeller Library, Colonial Williamsburg.

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

The subject wears a wrap dress and one arm rests on a stone plinth.

See: Carolyn J. Weekley, Painters and Paintings in the Early American South (2013), 91-94; Wayne Craven, Colonial American Portraiture (1986), 199-201.

Family: CaryJaquelin
Location: Jamestown
Decade: 1720s1730s
Credits: Brodnax Family Trust. Courtesy of the Virginia Museum of Fine Arts.