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Category
PAINTINGS & PRINTS
Object Name
PAINTING
Maker/Artist
Hesselius, John\1728-1778\attributed
MESDA Craftsman ID Number
16302,16303
Place Made
Virginia
Materials
oil on canvas
Dimensions
[Overall Ht]41 3/8″ __[Overall Wdth]35 3/8″ __[Overall Depth] __[Overall Len] __[Overall Diam] __[Other]sight measurement
Description
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
Object Location
private collection
Photo Number
S-5126
File Location
PAINTINGS/Hesselius, John
History
The portrait descended in the family.
Subjects
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.
Examined
Bradford L. Rauschenberg –Frank L. Horton –Christine Minter __10/16/1975