Thomas Lee was the son of Richard Lee II and Laetitia Corbin Lee. He married Hannah Ludwell of Greensprings in 1722. He lived at Machodoc Plantation. When Machodoc was burned in 1729, he moved his family and built Stratford Hall. His wife was painted by Charles Bridges. This portrait appears to have descended directly in the family along with one identified as his wife, probably by the same artist. It has been restored and overpainted. Thomas Lee was also painted in England.
Dimensions: 30 x 25 in. (76.2 x 63.5 cm.)
The subject wears a white wig and a brown jacket and waistcoat. He appears inside a painted oval frame.
See: FARL; Graham Hood, Charles Bridges and William Dering: Two Virginia Painters, 1735-1750 (1978), 88.