called Thomas Moore

Artist: Unknown
Date: probably 1730-1745

The subject is believed to be Thomas Moore, son of Augustine and Elizabeth Todd Seaton Moore. He was the brother of Lucy and Bernard Moore. It does not appear to be by Charles Bridges who painted other family members. The portrait descended with other family portraits at Chelsea Plantation. Life dates for the Moore family are difficult to track down. This could also represent another Moore child, such as Augustine Moore, Jr. It is possible that one or more of the Moore boys was sent to England for school and painted abroad.

Dimensions: 36 x 27 in. (91.44 x 68.58 cm.)

The portraits represents a boy standing outdoors wearing a hat and holding a rifle.

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

Family: Moore
Decade: 1730s1740s
Credits: Private collection. Photograph by William McKillip, courtesy of the Frick Art Reference Library.