Anne Byrd Carter
Original Author: Attributed to William Dering
Created: ca. 1742–1746
Medium: Oil on canvas

Anne Byrd Carter

Anne Byrd Carter holds a basket of fruit and wears pearls in her hair in this portrait attributed to the artist William Dering. At the age of seventeen Anne Byrd married Charles Carter, and for a time the couple lived directly across from Dering on Palace Green in Williamsburg. This painting is believed to have been made between 1742, the year the Carters married, and 1746.

Citation: Gift of Mrs. E. Alban Watson, Accession #1963-28, The Colonial Williamsburg Foundation