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Members of the St. George Tucker Family

Frances Bland Randolph Tucker

Frances Bland Randolph Tucker, the first wife of St. George Tucker, is the subject of this 1780 portrait by John Durand. Frances Randolph was a widow when she married St. George Tucker on September 23, 1778. Durand painted separate portraits of the newlyweds. According to family tradition, St. George Tucker shipped both portraits to Bermuda, where his parents lived, so they might get a look at their daughter-in-law. 

A successful painter in his era, Durand executed commisssions in New York City, New Haven, and Virginia. His nephew, fellow artist Robert Sully, noted that Durand "painted an immense number of portraits in Virginia; his works are hard and dry, but appear to have been strong likenesses, with less vulgarity of style than artists of his calibre generally possess." In addition to portraiture, Durand was willing to take on other work. In an advertisement published in the Virginia Gazette on June 21, 1770, he offered to "paint, gild, and varnish wheel carriages; and put coats of arms, or ciphers upon them."

Original Author: John Durand, artist

Created: 1780

Medium: Photograph of oil on canvas painting

Courtesy of Private owner. Photo courtesy of the Colonial Williamsburg Foundation.

John Randolph (of Roanoke)

John Randolph of Roanoke, who served in the U.S. House of Representatives for various terms between 1799 and 1833, in the U.S. Senate from 1825 to 1827, and as the minister to Russia in 1830, sits for a portrait by Joseph Wood in the early nineteenth century. This canvas measures thirty by twenty-four inches, a relatively large painting by Wood, who specialized in miniature and small cabinet paintings.

Original Author: Joseph Wood

Created: Early nineteenth century

Medium: Oil on canvas

Courtesy of Library of Virginia

Henry St. George Tucker

This portrait of Henry St. George Tucker, by Anne Fletcher, is part of the Commonwealth of Virginia's art collection. Tucker was a member of the U.S. House of Representatives, a jurist, and a law professor at the University of Virginia. Fletcher created this painting about 1938, and based it on an earlier portrait.

Original Author: Anne Fletcher

Created: ca. 1938

Medium: Oil on canvas

Courtesy of Library of Virginia

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  • Frances Bland Randolph Tucker

    Frances Bland Randolph Tucker, the first wife of St. George Tucker, is the subject of this 1780 portrait by John Durand. Frances Randolph was a widow when she married St. George Tucker on September 23, 1778. Durand painted separate portraits of the newlyweds. According to family tradition, St. George Tucker shipped both portraits to Bermuda, where his parents lived, so they might get a look at their daughter-in-law. 

    A successful painter in his era, Durand executed commisssions in New York City, New Haven, and Virginia. His nephew, fellow artist Robert Sully, noted that Durand "painted an immense number of portraits in Virginia; his works are hard and dry, but appear to have been strong likenesses, with less vulgarity of style than artists of his calibre generally possess." In addition to portraiture, Durand was willing to take on other work. In an advertisement published in the Virginia Gazette on June 21, 1770, he offered to "paint, gild, and varnish wheel carriages; and put coats of arms, or ciphers upon them."

    Original Author: John Durand, artist

    Created: 1780

    Medium: Photograph of oil on canvas painting

    Courtesy of Private owner. Photo courtesy of the Colonial Williamsburg Foundation.

  • John Randolph (of Roanoke)

    John Randolph of Roanoke, who served in the U.S. House of Representatives for various terms between 1799 and 1833, in the U.S. Senate from 1825 to 1827, and as the minister to Russia in 1830, sits for a portrait by Joseph Wood in the early nineteenth century. This canvas measures thirty by twenty-four inches, a relatively large painting by Wood, who specialized in miniature and small cabinet paintings.

    Original Author: Joseph Wood

    Created: Early nineteenth century

    Medium: Oil on canvas

    Courtesy of Library of Virginia

  • Henry St. George Tucker

    This portrait of Henry St. George Tucker, by Anne Fletcher, is part of the Commonwealth of Virginia's art collection. Tucker was a member of the U.S. House of Representatives, a jurist, and a law professor at the University of Virginia. Fletcher created this painting about 1938, and based it on an earlier portrait.

    Original Author: Anne Fletcher

    Created: ca. 1938

    Medium: Oil on canvas

    Courtesy of Library of Virginia