Augustine Moore (ca. 1685-1743)

Date: probably 1738-1740

Augustine Moore married Elizabeth Todd Seaton around 1714 and they lived at Chelsea Plantation. They were the parents of Bernard Moore, Lucy Moore, and Thomas Moore. The family portraits descended together at Chelsea.

Dimensions: 49 1/8 x 40 1/6 in. (124.78 x 102 cm.)

The subject wears a dark brown jacket and a long gray wig. He is turned towards his left. He stands in an interior. A bookshelf is visible on the right of the painting. He holds paper against a table, upon which is an inkstand with two quills.

See: Graham Hood, Charles Bridges and William Dering: Two Virginia Painters, 1735-1750 (1978), 82-88; Colonial Williamsburg eMuseum 

Family: Moore
Decade: 1730s1740s
Credits: The Colonial Williamsburg Foundation. Museum Purchase, 1976-376.