Sarah Nicholas was the daughter of Robert Carter Nicholas. She married John Hatley Norton of Yorktown in 1772. The portrait is generally attributed to John Durand but is possibly the work of another painter.
Dimensions: 30 3/4 x 26 1/8 in. (78.12 x 66.36 cm.)
The portrait represents a woman wearing a pale purple dress. She has pearls in her hair and a black necklace with a pendant. She sits in a wooden chair. A young child sits in her lap or stands next to her. They wear a white gown with a dark green drape around their waits. They hold a peach.