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Portrait of Penelope Winslow, half-length facing right; subject has brown hair and is wearing a blue dress. Spandrels in lower corners only. Paper is pasted directly to wooden frame covered by a piece of coarse linen tacked to back.
oil paint (paint)
paper (fiber product)
on verso, in pencil on linen lower left ""Penelope Pelham 1745""; in pen on paper pasted to linen: ""Mary & John Winslow/niece and nephew of/ Joseph Sayward and (chil)dren/ of Mary (S.) Sayward. Brought/ from Louisburg 1763 by/ Joseph Sayward - /Died at Halifax (?) 1779 (crossed out); on another paper: ""Genl. John Winslow / Penelope Pelham Winslow sister of John Winslow. both died in exile at Halifax/N.S. m 1779""
Original to Sayward-Wheeler House (York Harbor, Me.),
Possibly Badger, Joseph, 1708-1765 (Maker)
26.75 x 22.25 (HxW) (inches)
Gift of the heirs of Elizabeth Cheever Wheeler