Alice Grymes Page (Mrs. Mann Page II, 1724-1746) and her son

Date: 1735-1744

Alice Grymes Page was the daughter of John and Lucy Grymes. She married Mann Page II of Rosewell. The child may be her son John Page (1743-1808).

Dimensions: 46 x 36 in. (116.84 x 91.44 cm.)

The subject is seated wearing a silver wrap dress with a blue drape on her lap. Her right arm is around her child’s shoulders. A young child wearing a red cape over a white shirt or gown stands on her right side and points up at her. Architectural elements are visible on the wall behind her and a green curtain is on the left side of the painting.

See: Graham Hood, Charles Bridges and William Dering: Two Virginia Painters, 1735-1750 (1975), 16-32; Carolyn J. Weekley, Painters and Paintings in the Early American South (2013), 181.

Family: GrymesPage
Decade: 1730s1740s
Credits: Muscarelle Museum of Art, Gift of Dr. R.C.M. Page, 1897.011. Photograph courtesy of the Colonial Williamsburg Foundation, Williamsburg, VA.