Martha Shackelford Green by Edward Caledon Bruce

Martha Shackelford Green by Edward Caledon Bruce

E. C. Bruce was born and died in Winchester. He was deafened by fever at the age of 14, but had a successful career as a portrait painter. He studied under Thomas Sully and married the daughter of William James Hubbard. Our portrait is of Martha Green who was born at “The Hermitage” in Rappahannock county.

The canvas measures 18 x 15 and is in need of cleaning and minor restoration. It is signed lower right “E.C.B. fecit, 185?”

 

Virginia, 1850's c.H: 25"W: 22"Reference number: 25900