Henry Custis (ca. 1677-1733) or Henry Custis (ca. 1710-1751)

Artist: Unknown
Date: ?

This portrait descended in the family. Henry Custis I (ca. 1677-1733) was the son of John Custis III (1658-1713). Henry Custis II (1710-1751) was his son. The portrait descended with one identified as Tabitha Scarborough Custis (1660-1673). The date of this portrait is unclear, though it appears to be mid-eighteenth-century and shares stylistic similarity to a portrait of John Custis IV.

Possible Reference: Henry Custis I will: “My Will is that none of the Pictures of what Sort Soever by Removed out of my Dwelling Hall.” Northampton County Wills, Deeds, etc., 1725-1733, no. 18, p. 262.

Dimensions: 40 x 35 in. (101.6 x 88.9 cm.)

See: Fralin Museum of Art Online Collection

Family: Custis
Decade: Unknown
Credits: Courtesy of the Fralin Museum of Art at the University of Virginia. Bequest of Evelyn Bayly Tiffany in memory of her father Thomas H. Bayly, 1929.1.3.