James Gordon (1714-1768)

Date: 1750

James Gordon was a Scottish immigrant who arrived in Virginia in 1738. He established a plantation at Gordonsville in the 1740s. He married first, Milicent Conway, and second, Mary Harrison.

Dimensions: 50 1/4 x 40 in. (127.64 x 101.6 cm.)

The subject wears a white wig and a brown jacket with a black waistcoat. His right hand is tucked into his waistcoat and his left hand rests on a stone plinth. Behind him is a rocky outcropping. Beyond is a view of a forest landscape. His turned towards his right. The portrait is dated on the back but the last digit is illegible.

Family: Gordon
Decade: 1750s
Credits: Courtesy of the Virginia Museum of History & Culture, 1982.35.