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PAINTING

Category
PAINTINGS & PRINTS
Object Name
PAINTING
Maker/Artist
Bridges, Charles\attributed
MESDA Craftsman ID Number
3889
Place Made
Virginia
Date
1740 –circa
Materials
oil on canvas
Dimensions
[Overall Ht]48 3/4″ __[Overall Wdth]39 1/8″ __[Overall Depth] __[Overall Len] __[Overall Diam] __[Other]sight measurement
Description
portrait of a young woman in a three-quarter pose with body to the right and head turned to the left, hair ornamentation, holding flowers in a basket, an outdoor scene in the background
Object Location
private collection
Photo Number
S-4038
Decoration
__pink dress, white face, arm and neck faded, blue and pinks in background, basket of flowers, hair piece
File Location
PAINTINGS/Bridges, Charles
History
The portrait descended through the Carter family to present owner.
Wood Analysis
yellow pine __yellow pine
Subjects
Mrs. Robert Carter (nee Elizabeth Wormeley) __The subject was the second wife of Robert “King” Carter of “Widow Willis.” __The artist, Charles Bridges, was born in England but worked in and around Virginia c. 1735-40. See Craftsman database and MESDA’s photographic files for information on the artist.
Examined
Carolyn J. Weekley __04/07/1975