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Artist: Lawrence Sully, British, born Ireland, 1769–1804
Subject: Paul Carrington, Jr., American, 1764–1816

Judge Paul Carrington, Jr. (1764–1816)


Watercolor on ivory

2 1/8 × 1 11/16 in. (5.4 × 4.3 cm)
Promised bequest of Davida Tenenbaum Deutsch and Alvin Deutsch, LL.B. 1958, in honor of Kathleen Luhrs

Lawrence Sully, the elder brother of artist Thomas Sully, specialized in painting miniatures and “Fancy and Mourning Devices.” Born in Ireland, he trained in England and immigrated to America with his parents, itinerant actors, in 1792. After Lawrence’s early death in 1804, Thomas married his brother’s widow and raised his brother’s children. The sitter, Paul Carrington, Jr., was the youngest son of Virginian lawyer and statesman Paul Carrington. After fighting in the Revolutionary War and graduating from William and Mary College, he followed in his father’s footsteps to practice law and served in the Virginia state legislature and later as a judge of the court of appeals.

Possibly made in Richmond, Virginia, United States
Not on view
18th century
Miniatures - Jewelry

Sotheby's, New York, lot 524, November 1976; Ed Paine; Davida Tenenbaum Deutsch and Alvin Deutsch

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