John Ridgely, Charles Ridgely, Henry White II, and Julian Leroy White

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By John Carlin

Although to our modern eyes some of the children in this painting may appear to be girls due to their clothing, all the individuals depicted are boys. John Ridgely (1851-1938) and his brother Charles Ridgely (1853-1873) (on the right) are shown with their first cousins Henry White II (1850-1927) and Julian Leroy White (1853-1923), enjoying the pastimes provided by the countryside around Hampton. The mansion’s cupola can be seen in the background of the painting.

Oil on canvas. H 49.8, W 60.9 cm
Hampton National Historic Site, HAMP 1128