Painting

Object number
53.3
Title
John Potter and Family
Creator
Unknown
Date
circa 1740
Description
Portrait of John Potter (1716-1787) and his family including three women and a young black servant. Half length portraits of four main figures, who are grouped around an oval tea table with a blue and white porcelain tea set and a silver tea pot on it. Woman on left holds a cup and saucer. Man second from left holds cup, woman in center holds teapot; woman on right is in profile; others face forward. John Potter was a wealthy South Kingstown planter, notorious for his counterfeiting activities of 1742. This overmantel was removed from his home in Matunuck (home extant 1992).
Materials
oil paint
wood
Credit Line
Estate of E.L. Winters
Object Type
oil paintings (visual works)
Related People & Organizations
Potter, John (associated)
Potter, Mercy Robinson (associated)
Potter, Mary (associated)
Potter, Martha (associated)
Winters, E.L. (associated)