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PAINTING

Category
PAINTINGS & PRINTS
Object Name
PAINTING
Maker/Artist
Wollaston, John\attributed
MESDA Craftsman ID Number
44923,44924,63182,63183,63184
Place Made
Virginia
Materials
oil on canvas __primary
Description
half-view of a woman with dark hair and eyes, ornament in hair, satin dress in tones of brown, portrait neckline trimmed in lace with bow at center front, three-quarter sleeves trimmed in lace
Object Location
on loan to Colonial Williamsburg Foundation in December, 2010
Photo Number
NN-2396
File Location
PAINTINGS/Wollaston, John
History
family line of descent
Subjects
Mrs. William Lightfoot (nee Mildred Howell) __According to Barbara Luck of Colonial Williamsburg, the portrait is “thought” to represent Mildred Howell Lightfoot (Mrs. William Lightfoot) (1723-1783). See portrits S-6170 and NN-66 for Wollaston portraits of Mildred Lightfoot and Mary Lightfoot, daughters of Mildred and William Lightfoot. __There is a close resemblance between this portrait and the one of Frances Stublefield Bruce (?), S-7094, by John Wollaston.
Examined
Not Examined by MESDA