Edward Brodnax (b. 1701)

Date: probably 1715-1723

Edward Brodnax was the son of William and Rebeckah Brodnax of Jamestown. The Jaquelin-Brodnax family portraits date to ca. 1720.

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

The portraits shows a young man standing in a wooded landscape with his right hand on his hip, a cardinal perched on his left hand. He wears a gray jacket with red lining and silver buttons with a bright red drape around him and flying behind him. His neckwear appears embroidered. He is turned slightly to his left.

See: Carolyn J. Weekley, Painters and Paintings in the Early American South (2013), 91-94; Wayne Craven, Colonial American Portraiture (1986), 199-201.

Family: Brodnax
Location: Jamestown
Decade: 1710s1720s