Ralph Wormeley V (1745-1806)

Date: 1763

Ralph Wormeley V was the son of Ralph Wormeley IV and Jane Bowles Wormeley of Rosegill. He married Eleanor Tayloe of Mount Airy in 1772. He studied first at Eton in England and then at Trinity Hall, Cambridge. This portrait was painted while he was in England. He was also painted as a child by John Wollaston.

Dimensions: 49 1/2 x 39 1/2 in. (125.73 cm x 100.33 cm.)

The subject wears black and gold scholars gowns from Cambridge over a gray jacket and waistcoat. He holds his mortarboard in his left hand and his right hand is on his hip. He stands outdoors in front of a stone structure. In the distance, Trinity Hall, Cambridge is visible.

Family: Wormeley
Decade: 1760s
Credits: Courtesy of the Virginia Museum of History & Culture, 1951.22.