PAINTINGS & PRINTS
Unknown\(copy after Dering)
oil on canvas
[Overall Ht]48 5/8″ __[Overall Wdth]39 1/8″ __[Overall Depth] __[Overall Len] __[Overall Diam] __[Other]sight measurements
three-quarter-length portrait of a young woman wearing a morning gown with a drape over he left shoulder and around her right hip; she has a brooch on her gown and an ornament in her hair. Her left elbow rests on a chest or cabinet in front of a large vase with flowers. Right of her right shoulder is an open window overlooking a grove of trees.
Descended in the family at Sabine Hall to the current owners.
Mrs. Landon Carter nee Maria Byrd. __Supposedly the daughter of William Byrd II. Landon Carter was the builder of “Sabine Hall.” __Compare this portrait with the Charles Bridges version on deposit at the College of William and Mary. This is probably a later copy, possibly by William Dering. See VIRGINIA MAGAZINE OF HISTORY AND BIOGRAPHY, VF 8-4, p. 22. and Hood, Graham, CHARLES BRIDGES AND WILLIAM DERNG, p. 114.
Carolyn J. Weekley __04/07/1975