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Mary Orange Rothery was married to Matthew Rothery, a Norfolk merchant who died before 1772.
Dimensions: 30 x 25 in. (76.8 x 64.5 cm.)
The subject wears a blue damask gown. A large bow and a floral brooch are at her neckline. She wears a corded necklace and a ribbon choker. She wears large earrings, a white lace veil, a floral hairpiece, and a blue bow is visible at the nape of her neck. She is turned to her right and holds a book. She is inside a painted oval frame. Originally inscribed “Marie Rother/aged. 26, A. D. 1773/J. Durand. painted”
See: Colonial Williamsburg eMuseum; Carolyn J. Weekley, Painters and Paintings in the Early American South (2013), 291.