Beverley Tucker
Original Author: Gennaro Persico
Created: ca. 1833–1843
Medium: Crayon on paper drawing

Beverley Tucker

Beverley Tucker (also known as Nathaniel Beverley Tucker), a law professor at the College of William and Mary, a states'-rights and proslavery activist, and novelist, is the subject of this crayon drawing made by Gennaro Persico circa 1833 to 1843. The artist was known for his miniature portraits as well as works in chalk and crayon. The Italian-born Persico immigrated to Philadelphia and eventually moved to Richmond, where he opened an academy "for young ladies" in the 1830s.