Henry Tazewell (1753-1799)

Date: 1775

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.

Family: Tazewell
Location: Williamsburg
Decade: 1770s
Credits: Courtesy of the Virginia Museum of History & Culture, 1983.18.