PAINTINGS & PRINTS
MESDA Craftsman ID Number
oil on canvas
[Overall Ht]41 3/8″ __[Overall Wdth]35 3/8″ __[Overall Depth] __[Overall Len] __[Overall Diam] __[Other]sight measurement
portrait of a woman with two small children; one held in right arm and other at her knee; rococco style of dress with lace neckline and edge of three-quarter sleeves; small pin or ornament at front of dress
The portrait descended in the family.
Mrs. Charles Carter (nee Anne Byrd) Feb. 5, 1725-1757, Coriolianna Carter, Landon Carter __The subject, Mrs. Charles Carter (nee Anne Byrd), was the daughter of William Byrd II and wife Maria Taylor. The subject was the half sister of Evelyn Byrd. The subject married in 1741. She is shown with two children: a small boy, Landon and a baby, Coriolianna. __See Craftsman Database and MESDA’s photographic files for information on the artist, John Hesselius. Also refer to MESDA’s small Virginia cards for information on the subject’s father, William Byrd II and husband, Charles. See photo file for an article on “The Carters of Corotoman Virginia,” from Google search engine.
Bradford L. Rauschenberg –Frank L. Horton –Christine Minter __10/16/1975