Henry Tazewell was the son of Littleton Tazewell and Mary Gray Tazewell of Brunswick County. He married Dorothy Waller. He was likely painted in Williamsburg.
Dimensions: 30 x 25 in. (76.2 x 63.5 cm.)
The subject wears a blue jacket and waistcoat with large gold buttons. His left arm is draped around the back of a chair and his right rests on top of an upright book. He leans on a table and sits in a leather, upholstered chair.
See: Charles Coleman Sellers, “Portraits and Miniatures by Charles Willson Peale,” Transactions of the American Philosophical Society 42 (1952): 208.