pair of portraits
from the moore-robinson family of virginia
Oil on tulip poplar panel
11.5” x 9.5”
Possibly Bernard Moore II (circa 1750-1808) and Lucy Leiper Moore (b. 1765)
A fine pair of three quarter portraits by an unknown artist from Virginia. These paintings are in their original frames and survive in excellent condition.
The portraits each bear a Museum of Early Southern Decorative Arts labels on the reverse (S-6741 and S-6742) describing the sitters as members of the Moore-Robinson Family of "Chelsea," on the Mattaponi River in Virginia. Likely candidates are Bernard Moore II who inherited Chelsea Plantation in 1802 at the death of his mother and his wife, Lucy Leiper Moore. The house descended in the Moore family until 1870.
Provenance: Historic Chelsea Estate, 1709, King William County, Virginia