Unknown woman

Artist: Unknown
Date: ?

This portrait descended in the Mercer family. It was identified as a Byrd family member by the owners, but if it is from Virginia, is more likely a Mercer family member.

Dimensions: 47 x 35 1/4 in. (119.38 x 89.54 cm.).

The subject stands outdoors. She wears a dark dress, holds up a drape, and leans on a stone plinth with her left forearm.


Family: Mercer
Location: Unknown
Decade: 1750s
Credits: Private collection. Photograph by Ira W. Martin, courtesy of the Frick Art Reference Library.