Landon Carter (1710-1778)

Artist: Unknown
Date: probably 1740-1750

Landon Carter was the son of Robert “King” Carter and wife, Elizabeth Landon Carter. He built Sabine Hall. The artist and exact date is unknown, like the portraits of his wives and mother.

Dimensions: 50 x 40 in. (127 x 101.6 cm.)

The portrait represents a man standing with his left hand on his hip. He wears a blue jacket over a white waistcoat with heavy gold trim. He wears a gray wig. This right hand rests on a brown and white dog’s head. The dog looks directly up at the man. Out a tall window is a landscape view with a hunting scene showing men on horses and dogs running.

See: Carolyn J. Weekley, Painters and Paintings in the Early American South (2013). 254; FARL; Encyclopedia Virginia 

Family: Carter
Location: Sabine Hall
Decade: 1740s1750s