PAINTINGS & PRINTS
MESDA Craftsman ID Number
oil on canvas
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
The portrait descended to the present owner, who thinks the painting to be in its original frame.
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.
Bradford L. Rauschenberg –Frank L. Horton –Edith Culpepper Potter __04/07/1976