Painting, Alexander Spotswood Payne and His Brother, John Robert Dandridge Payne, with their Nurse, 1790-1800, anonymous

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Title

Painting, Alexander Spotswood Payne and His Brother, John Robert Dandridge Payne, with their Nurse, 1790-1800, anonymous

Subject

Life at Mount Vernon

Description

This anonymous painting depicts two children of the Payne family, of New Market plantation in Goochland County, Virginia, and their black nursemaid. This kind of arrangement was common among Virginia gentry families who could afford multiple house slaves (image courtesy of Virginia Museum of Fine Arts).

Creator

The Payne Limner (anonymous)

Source

Virginia Museum of Fine Arts

Rights

Virginia Museum of Fine Arts

Format

oil on canvas

Language

eng

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Original Format

painting

Physical Dimensions

56 inches high x 69 inches wide

Files

Collection

How to Cite this Item

The Payne Limner (anonymous), "Painting, Alexander Spotswood Payne and His Brother, John Robert Dandridge Payne, with their Nurse, 1790-1800, anonymous," in Martha Washington, Item #250, http://marthawashington.us/items/show/250 (accessed May 28, 2017).