Reference: “Sir Wilfried Lawson” portrait was bequeathed to Charles Willing Byrd in Mary Willing Byrd’s will
Dimensions: 50 1/2 x 39 1/2 in. (128.3 x 101.6 cm.)
The subject wears a blue jacket with gold frogs and a gray wig with a ponytail over his right shoulder. His left hand rests on a stone pillar and his right hand is on his hip. A stone archway with a view of classical architectural elements is visible behind him.
See: Mary Willing Byrd, “The Will of Mrs. Mary Willing Byrd, of Westover, 1813, with a List of the Westover Portraits,” Virginia Magazine of History and Biography 6, no. 4 (April 1899): 345-358; David Meschutt, “William Byrd and His Portrait Collection,” MESDA Journal 14, no. 1 (May 1988): 18-47; Colonial Williamsburg eMuseum