The following is from Artists in Virginia Before 1900 by R. Lewis Wright:
SAMUEL T. Portrait painter. He worked in Powatan, Buckingham, and
Henrico counties in the mid-nineteenth century. In the collections of
the Valentine Museum are portraits of Dr. Stapleton Cotes and his wife,
Evalina, of Henrico County.
Submitted by Will Paulsen, Fine Art Appraiser, Charlottesville, Virginia