Virginia Farragut with son Loyall

Accession number:
2012.03

Maker:
N/A

Historical period:
ca. 1850

Type:

Dimensions:
H x W: 10 in. / 8.5 in.

Acquisition date:
2012

Credit line:
Gift of Colonel Newton Farragut McCurdey Jr.

Location:
,

Provenance:

From 2012: The Army and Navy Club, gift of Colonel Newton Farragut McCurdey Jr.

Label:

A painting of Virginia Farragut (1824-1884), second wife of Admiral David Farragut (following the death of his first wife), and their son Loyall (1844-1916). Loyall holding his grandfather’s sword, which is also in the Club’s collection (displayed together). In the painting, there is a portrait of Admiral David Farragut in the background, a traditional motif for family portrait paintings from this era, signifying the busy father watching over his family, as well as the family’s devotion to their father.