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Family of Judge William Byers, (painting)

Painter:
Byrd, Henry C. 1804-1883
Subject:
Byers, William, Mrs. (Lucy Adelia Manning)
Byers, Auralia Adelia
Stewart, Ann Grow Byers
Byers, William Preston
Medium:
Oil on canvas
Culture:
African American
Type:
Paintings
Owner/Location:
Historic Arkansas Museum 200 East Third Street Little Rock Arkansas 72201 Accession Number: 97.059
Date:
Ca. 1840-1845
Notes:
Crawford, Sybil F., 2003.
Summary:
Portrait features Judge Byers' wife, Lucy Adelia Manning, surrounded by their three children, Ann Grow Byers (Stewart), Auralia Adelia Byers, and William Preston Byers. The mother is seated, holding an album or book in her lap, with her left hand. The face of an African-American servant is visible behind her in the background. The youngest daughter stands in front of her. The other daughter stands between the son William and his mother. A dog holds a basket of flowers in its mouth as he looks up at his master. A water urns sits in the foreground. All four figures are beautifully dressed.
Topic:
Portrait group--Family
Portrait female--Full length
Portrait female
Portrait male
Animal--Dog
Ethnic
Occupation--Service--Servant
Architecture interior--Domestic--House
Control number:
IAP 74840039
Data Source:
Art Inventories Catalog, Smithsonian American Art Museums
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_ari_358705

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  • Art Inventories Catalog, Smithsonian American Art Museum