The subject wears a blue jacket and trousers with a white waistcoat. His suit has silver buttons. He stands against a wall with his his right hand on his hip and his left hand pointing downwards. Beyond hsi point fingers is a landscape view with trees and small buildings in the distance. Inscription: “Henry Fitzhugh AEtat 21/ J Hesselius Pinx 1771”
See: Richard K. Doud, “The Fitzhugh Portraits by John Hesselius,” The Virginia Magazine of History and Biography 75, no. 2 (April 1967): 159-173.