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Several men named James Johnston lived in Virginia and it is unclear from the MESDA records which Mrs. James Johnston this portrait is supposed to represent. The MESDA records suggest a 1750s date.
Dimensions: 30 3/4 x 25 3/4 in. (78.12 x 65.41 cm.)
The subject wears a dress trimmed with lace and appears to have a drape over her arms. Her right hand holds up a small flower. She is turned towards her left. She is inside a painted oval.