Artist: Jeremiah Theus (American, Chur, 1716–1774 Charleston, South Carolina)
Date: ca. 1758
Medium: Watercolor on ivory
Dimensions: 1 3/8 x 1 1/4 in. (3.5 x 3.2 cm)
Credit Line: Purchase, Bequest of Edgar William and Bernice Chrysler Garbisch, by exchange, 1997
Accession Number: 1997.340
The sitter is Rebecca Brewton (1737 -1816), the honorable Jacob Mottes, second wife, who he married in 1758. Theus also painted Jacob Motte Jr. in miniature (date and location unknown). Until now, the traditional identification of the sitter had been Elizabeth Martin (1710-1757), Motte's first wife.