Peter Randolph (1717-1767)

Date: ca. 1755-1758

Peter Randolph of Chatsworth was the son of William Randolph II and Elizabeth Beverley Randolph. He was a brother of William Randolph III. This portrait was commissioned by William Randolph III for his home at Wilton. There is a half-length portrait of the subject that originally hung at Chatsworth and another kit-cat size version.

Dimensions: 36 x 29 in. (91.44 x 73.66 cm.)

The subject wears a brown colored jacket and waistcoat and a wig. He has one hand in his waistcoat and the other leans on a stone plinth.

See: David Meschutt, “John Wollaston’s Portraits of the Randolph Family Owned by the Virginia Historical Society,” The Virginia Magazine of History and Biography 16, 4 (October 1984): 449-473.

Family: Randolph
Decade: 1750s
Credits: Courtesy of the Virginia Museum of History & Culture, 1927.16.