Henry Fitzhugh (1747-1815)

Date: 1770

Henry Fitzhugh was the son of John Fitzhugh and Alice Thornton Fitzhugh of Belle Air. He married Elizabeth Stith Fitzhugh, the widow of Henry Fitzhugh (1750-1777) of Bedford, in 1777.

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

The subject wears a red jacket and waistcoat with his left hand tucked into his waistcoat. He is angled to his left and appears inside a painted oval frame. A copy of an original inscription is on the back of the canvas: “Henry Fitzhugh/ Son of John Fitzhugh/ Aetat 22/ John Hesselius Pinx/ 1770/June 29”


Family: Fitzhugh
Decade: 1770s
Credits: Private collection. Photograph by E. J. Moore, courtesy of the Frick Art Reference Library.