David Lyde (1713-1729)

Artist: Unknown
Date: ca. 1715-1720

David Lyde was the son of Elizabeth Gwynne Lyde and her first husband, Stephen Lyde. He was the stepson of John Tayloe I. The portrait descended in the Tayloe family.

Dimensions: 30 x 25 (76.2 x 63.5 cm.)

The portrait represents a young boy wearing a gray jacket trimmed in silver with jeweled clasps. An orange-red drape is wrapped around him. His right hand is on his hip and he holds a cardinal in his left hand.

See: MESDA Database, S-4304; Carolyn J. Weekley, Painters and Paintings in the Early American South (2013), 90-91.

Family: LydeTayloe
Decade: 1710s1720s
Credits: Private collection, MESDA Object Database, record S-4304, Museum of Early Southern Decorative Arts (MESDA), Winston-Salem, NC.