Mary Willing Byrd’s 1813 will left the following portraits to Richard Willing Byrd: “his G. father’s [William Byrd II] that hangs in the South East room below stairs, and the portrait of his first [Lucy Parke] and second wife [Maria Taylor].”
The portrait represents a woman wearing a silver wrap dress with blue drapery around one arm. Her left arm rests on grass-covered stone and her right hand holds a small, round, tin dish, which catches a small stream of water. She is seated outdoors in front of a rocky outcropping and foliage and is turned slightly to her left.
See: “The Will of Mrs. Mary Willing Byrd, of Westover, 1813, with a List of the Westover Portraits,” The Virginia Magazine of History and Biography 6, no. 4 (April 1899): 345–58; Wayne Craven, Colonial American Portraiture (1986), 205-213; The Met Online Collection