Painting of Isaac Henry Bry

This painting hangs in Layton Castle. It is the only known portrait of Henry. I love it, due to the slight smile he has. According to the book, “Louisiana Portraits” by the National Society of the Colonial Dames of America in the State of Louisiana, (we have the book in the Genealogy Department) it is attributed to noted New Orleans painter Jean J. Vaudechamp, circa 1836.

I have had the privilege of seeing it in person! One little tidbit that the book says, is that Judge Bry helped to draft the first Louisiana State Constitution around 1811. I didn’t know that (or I have just forgotten), but it doesn’t surprise me! Henry was a brilliant man!

A great little summary of the history of Layton Castle can be found here:

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