PAINTINGS & PRINTS
oil on canvas
[Overall Ht]28 1/4″ __[Overall Wdth]24 1/4″ __[Overall Depth] __[Overall Len] __[Overall Diam] __[Other]sight measurements
half-length portrait of a man with a full bottom wig, dark jacket and white cravat; the portrait is enclosed in an oval.
Descended in the Tayloe family.
restored; frame and stretcher original
plate, lower right __”COL. JOHN TAYLOE/OF OLD HOUSE/1700″
Colonel John Tayloe I (1687-1747) __a member of the Colonial Council from 1732 until his death. He had large holdings in Charles county, Maryland (Nanjemoy”), Essex county, Virginia (Gwynnfield”), and Prince William county, Virginia (Neabsco”)not far from present day Quantico of Dumfries. He married Elizabeth (1692-1745), S-4302, daughter of David Gwynn and widow of Stephen Lyde. Their children were William (who died young), Betty (S-4303), John II and Anne.* __For information on Tayloe family members, see MESDA’s small Virginia cards and sitter cards.
Frank L. Horton –Bradford L. Rauschenberg –Ann W. Dibble –Carolyn J. Weekley __04/07/1975