Henry Fitzhugh (1750-1777)

Date: 1771

Henry Fitzhugh was the son of Henry Fitzhugh (1723-1783) and Sarah Battaile Fitzhugh of Bedford. He married Elizabeth Stith. He lived at Fitzhughburg, near Bedford, but was the primary heir of Bedford. The portrait was recorded at Bedford by 1835.

Dimensions: 50 x 40 in. (127 x 101.6 cm.)

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.

Family: Fitzhugh
Decade: 1770s
Credits: Courtesy of the Virginia Museum of History & Culture, 1970.1.