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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
1735 –circa
Materials
oil on canvas
Description
portrait of two young women, one in a sitting position facing right and the other in a standing position facing left, both holding flowers between them
Object Location
private collection
Photo Number
S-28284
File Location
PAINTINGS/Bridges, Charles
History
The portrait descended to the present owner, who thinks the painting to be in its original frame.
Subjects
Lucy Grymes (left) 1720- and Hannah Grymes (right) 1717-1763 __The subjects were of “Brandon,” on the Rappahannock River. Lucy married Carter Burwell who built “Carter’s Grove” in James City County. Hannah married Dr. Henry Potter of Middlesex County. __The artist, Charles Bridges, was born in England and worked in and around Virginia c. 1735-40. See Craftsman database and MESDA’s photographic files for information on the artist.
Examined
Bradford L. Rauschenberg –Frank L. Horton –Edith Culpepper Potter __04/07/1976