Daniel Parke Custis (1711-1757)

Date: 1757

Daniel Parke Custis was the son of John Custis and Frances Parke Custis. He was the first husband of Martha Dandridge.

Reference: 1757 receipt for 56 pistoles to pay for this portrait, a portrait of his wife, and a double portrait of his children, is in the Custis Family Papers, Virginia Historical Society.

Dimensions: 50 x 40 in. (127 x 101.6 cm.)

The portrait shows a man standing outdoors with his left hand on a grass covered stone plinth and his right hand on his hip. He wears a brown jacket and a white waistcoat with a black ribbon at his neck.

See: Wayne Craven, Colonial American Portraiture (1986), 371-373; Encyclopedia Virginia 

Family: Custis
Decade: 1750s
Credits: Courtesy of Washington and Lee University, University Collections of Art and History, U1918.1.2.