Mary Willing Byrd
Original Author: Matthew Pratt
Created: ca. 1773
Medium: Oil on canvas
Publisher: Library of Virginia

Mary Willing Byrd

Mary Willing Byrd, the wife of William Byrd III and the inheritor of the Byrd family estate of Westover, in Charles City County, is the subject of this painting made by Matthew Pratt about 1773. The Philadelphia-born Pratt was a well-known portraitist in the colonial era.