The Parting Guests, 1775
Oil on canvas
Three gentlemen in formal riding attire on horseback toast their host and hostess and other guests who stand on the steps and under the portico of a columned southern brick house with green shutters; a servant stands to the left with a tray on which is a glass decanter; to his left the host stands with raised glass, a walking stick in his left hand, a hunting hound at his side; the hostess stands behind him, a fan in her hand, two young women on either side of her; an older gentleman and woman stand in front of the door; the house bordered by trees at right, flowering bushes on lawn at center of driveway. Another house at base of hill to right in middleground and a body of water in the distance.
This painting depicts "Homewood", the home of Charles Carroll, Jr., which was built 1801-3
Purchase, The Louis Durr Fund
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