Theodore Drayton Grimke, Senior
This is a portrait painted of my great-great grandfather, when he and his wife, Emma, were on honeymoon in Paris. He had trained there as a doctor. They stayed in Charleston until just before the Civil War. In the house at 64 South Battery, where my great-grandfather was born. He took a photo of the house in 1891 and with a cross pointed out the window of the room where he was born. In the late 1850s Theodore and Emma and their family moved to Liverpool, England, where he took up a position in his father-in-law’s coal-mining company.