Engleheart's account book records several male sitters with the name Ord (sic). In 1794 a Miss Ogilvy sat for a portrait which may in fact be this one. It is contained in an elaborate two-sided ivory patch box. The portrait has the wistful expression so typical of Engleheart's work, combined with especially spontaneous brushwork.
This text is adapted from Martha Severens "The Miniature Portrait Collection of the Carolina Art Association" published by the Carolina Art Association, 1984