Charles Bridges was the first
documented painter to live and work in Virginia and to produce work of good quality.
Born to a gentry family in
Northamptonshire, England, Bridges settled in London, where he may have trained as a
painter and begun a career as a portraitist. After his wife's death, he moved to Williamsburg with his children in
1735. More than two dozen portraits of Virginians are attributable to Bridges,
including members of th. . .
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