Boy of the Fitzhugh family

Artist: Unknown
Date: probably 1710-1740

The portrait descended in the Fitzhugh-Custis-Bolling-Lee family. According to the family, the subject was called “Lord Ravensworth.” Ravensworth plantation was a Fitzhugh family plantation. It is unclear which member of the Fitzhugh (or related) family this portrait represents. Based on the wig and costume, it was likely painted in the early to mid-eighteenth century.

Dimensions: 30 x 25 in. (76.2 x 63.5 cm.)

The subject is a boy or young man wearing a blue jacket with trim and a white waistcoat. He wears a wig. His left elbow is resting on a plinth. He is inside a painted oval frame.


Family: Fitzhugh
Location: Unknown
Credits: Private collection. Photograph by Ira W. Martin, courtesy of the Frick Art Reference Library.