Unknown Page child

Date: 1735-1744

The subject of this portrait is unknown. It descended at Rosewell Plantation with Page family portraits. Some family histories call the subject Mann Page, who was painted in the 1690s or 1700s. However, it is often attributed to Charles Bridges and bears some resemblance to his 1730s portraits, which would make it too late to represent Mann Page I.

Dimensions: 29 x 23 in. (73.7 x 58.5 cm.)

The subject wears a green dress with a red belt. A red cardinal is perched on his left hand. His right hand points to the bird.

See: Richard Channing Moore Page, Genealogy of the Page Family in Virginia (1883), 18-19; Graham Hood, Charles Bridges and William Dering: Two Virginia Painters, 1735-1750 (1978), 88.

Family: Page
Decade: 1730s1740s
Credits: Muscarelle Museum of Art, Gift of Dr. R.C.M. Page, 1897.003.