Woman of the Hill Family

Artist: Unknown
Date: ?

This portrait has long been called “Aunt Pratt” by the Hill-Carter family. It may represent Martha Hill (Mrs. Hugh Gifford, d. 1752), a daughter of Edward Hill III and Elizabeth Williams Hill who married and remained in England. It may also be another woman of the Hill or Carter family as several Carter family portraits entered the Shirley Plantation collection after the marriage of John Carter and Elizabeth Hill in 1723. It has overpainting that makes it difficult to date.

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

The subject wears a white wrap dress and a blue drape.

Family: CarterHill
Decade: Unknown
Credits: Courtesy of Shirley Plantation.