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 gray-blue jacket with a blue belt and a red drape around him. He stands outdoors.
See: Carolyn J. Weekley, Painters and Paintings in the Early American South (2013), 91-94; Wayne Craven, Colonial American Portraiture (1986), 199-201.