Miss Dandridge, possibly Frances Dandridge (1744-1758)

Date: ca. 1755-1758

This portrait was once thought to represent Elizabeth Dandridge (1749-1800) who married John Aylett. However, it is unclear exactly why the portrait became identified as this subject. The portrait did not descend directly in her family. It is possible that the portrait represents Frances Dandridge.

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

The portraits represents a young woman wearing a blue Van Dyck-inspired dress with white sleeves and a silver bow. A silver drape is wrapped around her waist on her left. A black plume is in her hair. She holds three peaches inside the drape. She appears inside a painted oval frame.

Location: Unknown
Decade: 1750s
Credits: The Colonial Williamsburg Foundation. Museum Purchase, 1975-125.