Daniel Barraud (1725-after 1784)

Artist: John Durand
Date: 1774

Daniel Barraud was a merchant in Norfolk and a partner in the firm Balfour & Barraud (with James Balfour). His wife Catherine Curle’s portrait was painted by same artist, apparently in 1770.

Dimensions: 29 1/2 x 24 7/8in. (74.9 x 63.2 cm.)

He appears in a painted oval wearing a plain brown suit and waistcoat holding an unfolded letter. The background is plain. The writing is mostly illegible but the top reads “London July 29, 1774.” He is turned three-quarters to his right.

See: Colonial Williamsburg eMuseum

Family: Barraud
Location: Norfolk
Decade: 1770s
Credits: The Colonial Williamsburg Foundation. Gift of Benjamin Baker, 2016-111.