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Edward Hill III had at least three children with his wife, Elizabeth Williams (d. 1710): Martha, Elizabeth, and Edward. Martha married and lived in England. Edward died young. Elizabeth Hill married John Carter and they inherited Shirley Plantation. The portrait has descended at Shirley Plantation. It was likely painted in England along with that of his wife, who died in England in 1710. Edward Hill III was also painted as a child.
Dimensions: 30 x 25 in. (76.2 x 63.5 cm.)
The subject wears a long gray wig and is turned three quarters to his left. He wears a red jacket with large gold buttons.