called Peter Beverley (ca. 1688-1728)

Artist: Unknown
Date: probably 1700-1730

The subject attribution is from the Frick Art Reference Library and Clarke Country Historical Association. It could be a different Beverley family member; the portrait descended in the Beverley family. Family tradition only identifies him as “Mr. Beverley.” Peter Beverley of Gloucester Country was married to Elizabeth Peyton. Costume details are similar to that of Tayloe family portraits and the portrait of George Eskridge suggesting a possible artist relationship between the two and a date between 1700 and 1720. It could also be related to the Brodnax limner (possibly Robert Dowsing) working in Jamestown around 1720.

Dimensions: 29 x 25 in. (73.66 x 63.5 cm.)

The man in the portrait wears a long white wig. His jacket is secured with a jeweled clasp and he has a drape around his shoulders. His head is turned three-quarters to his left.


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