Howell Briggs (1709-1775)

Artist: Cosmo Medici
Date: 1772

This is one of only two portraits attributed to Cosmo Medici. Howell Briggs built Wales Plantation near Petersburg. He married Lucy Gray and was the father of Gray Briggs.

Dimensions: approximately 22 x 19 in. (55.88 x 48.26 cm.); based on portrait of wife

Carolyn J. Weekley, Painters and Paintings in the Early American South (2013), 279-280.

Family: Briggs
Decade: 1770s
Attributes: man