Rebeckah Champion Travis Brodnax (Mrs. William Brodnax, 1674/5-1723)

Date: probably 1715-1723

Rebeckah Champion married first Edward Travis and second, William Brodnax of Jamestown. She was the mother of Edward, Elizabeth, and William Brodnax from her second marriage, and Rebecca and Edward Travis from her first marriage. The Jaquelin-Brodnax family portraits date to ca. 1720.

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

The portrait shows a woman wearing a silver wrap dress with a red drape around her. She has pearl embellishments on her sleeve. She stands out doors against a rock formation. She is turned three-quarters to her right.

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

Location: Jamestown
Decade: 1710s1720s