Mrs. James Johnston

Artist: Unknown
Date: ca. 1750-1755

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.

See: MESDA Database, S-9712

Family: Johnston
Location: Unknown
Decade: 1750s
Credits: Private collection, MESDA Object Database, record S-9712, Museum of Early Southern Decorative Arts (MESDA), Winston-Salem, NC.