PAINTINGS & PRINTS
MESDA Craftsman ID Number
oil on canvas
[Overall Ht]29″ __[Overall Wdth]24″
portrait of a young woman in a three-quarter pose facing left, holding a bowl of fruit, column with bowl or vase resting on top
fruit __in a basket held by subject
The painting was tied up in an estate for seventy years. It was bought from Joe Kindig of York, Pennsylvania thirty-seven years ago.
Byrd Family Member __The portrait is either Maria Taylor Byrd, second wife of Colonel William Byrd; or, his daughter, Evelyn Byrd, from his first wife. __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, Charles Bridges.
Bradford L. Rauschenberg __ __date not recorded