The subject is identified according to family tradition. The portrait appears to have descended with one identified as his wife and it could potentially be by the same artist. Philip Ludwell II was the son of Philip Ludwell I and Lucy Higginson Ludwell. He inherited Greensprings from his father. He married Hannah Harrison. His children include Philip Ludwell III and Hannah Ludwell Lee (Mrs. Thomas Lee). The Ludwell family portraits from Greensprings were inherited by Hannah Ludwell and brought to Stratford in the mid-eighteenth century when Philip Ludwell III settled permanently in England.
Dimensions: 30 x 25 (76.2 x 63.5 cm.)
The subject wears a white wig and a dark jacket. He is inside a painted oval frame and is turned three-quarters to his right.