Richard Randolph, Sr. (1690-1748)

Date: ca. 1755-1758

Richard Randolph was the son of William Randolph and Mary Isham Randolph of Turkey Island. The subject is identified by family tradition, though he died in 1748/9 before John Wollaston arrived in Virginia. The face bears strong affinity to Wollaston’s other portraits. It is possible that this was a copy after an original portrait or a post-mortem portrait.

Dimensions: 35 x 27 in. (88.9 x 68.58 cm.)

The subject wears a brown jacket and a gray wig. His left hand is tucked into his jacket. His right forearm rests on a stone plinth. He is turned three-quarters to his left.

Family: Randolph
Decade: 1750s
Credits: Muscarelle Museum, Gift of Robert Malcolm Littlejohn, 1940.011.