Henry White

Date:
1858
Creator:
Pasquale Romanelli, (1822-1887)

Henry White II (1850-1927), eldest grandson of John and Eliza Ridgely, accompanied by his mother Eliza “Didy” Ridgely White and brother Julian White visited to Florence, Italy in the winter of 1857-58. A group of three statues, the first of several pieces of statuary ordered by Didy, were commissioned from Pasquale Romanelli (1812-1887), a leading sculptor in the city. This portrait of Henry shows him attired in neoclassical garb with a greyhound at his side. Henry later became a prominent diplomat, serving as ambassador to both Italy and France.

Description (physical):

Material: Marble. H: 139.7cm, Di: 53.4cm.

Location:
535 Hampton Lane Towson,Maryland 21286
Identifier:
HAMP22238
Institution:
Hampton National Historic Site

Family Group In Newport

Date:
1864
Publisher/Studio:
Black & Case

In 1864, Eliza "Didy" Ridgely White (1828-1894) took her extended family to Newport, Rhode Island for the summer, where they stayed at the Bruen Villa on Bellevue Avenue. Several family members and their servants are seen on the porch in this photo, among them family companion Mary Evans, John Ridgely (1851-1938), Didy’s father-in-law Henry White I (1794-1882), Eliza Ridgely III (1858-1954), an unidentified African-American butler, Henry White II (1850-1927), Charles Ridgely (1853-1873), and Julian Leroy White (1853-1923).

Description (physical):

Photograph on Paper. H: 8.1cm, W: 5.8cm.

Location:
535 Hampton Lane Towson,Maryland 21286
Identifier:
HAMP16964
Institution:
Hampton National Historic Site