Barbara Luck of Colonial Williamsburg Foundation thinks “Mary and Mildred Lightfoot were the daughters of William Lightfoot and his wife, Mildred Howell (our portrait sitter). ”
There is a similarity in the portrait of Frances Stublefield Bruce (?), S-7094 and the portrait of Mildred Howell on loan to CWF. __For information on the artist, refer to Craftsman Database and information filed at Paintings/Wollaston.
*The dates of the portrait are given in the book THE NEW-YORK HISTORICAL SOCIETY’S DICTIONARY OF ARTISTS IN AMERICA 1564-1860, by George C. Groce and David H. Wallace, p. 698. It states that John Wollaston was in New York City painting during that time period.
**attribution by Bradford L. Rauschenberg, MESDA, 01/12/2000