John Bolling, Jr. (1700-1757)

Date: 1735-1744

John Bolling, Jr. was the son of John and Mary Kennon Bolling. His first wife was Elizabeth Lewis who died without children. His second wife was Elizabeth Blair.

Dimensions: 29 x 24 in. (73.66 x 60.96 cm.)

The subject wears a white wig and a blue jacket with large silver buttons and silver lining. He appears in a painted oval frame. He is turned three-quarters to the left.

See: Graham Hood, Charles Bridges and William Dering: Two Virginia Painters, 1735-1750 (1978), 62-66; Carolyn J. Weekley, Paintings and Paintings in the Early American South (2013), 184; Wayne Craven, Colonial American Portraiture (1986), 228-229.

Family: Bolling
Decade: 1730s1740s
Credits: Muscarelle Museum of Art, Gift of Mrs. Robert Malcolm Littlejohn, 1940.004.