Thomas Nelson (1739-1789)

Date: 1754

Thomas Nelson was the son of William Nelson and Elizabeth Burwell Nelson of Yorktown. He was painted in England while living abroad for school.

Dimensions: 29 1/8 x 24 3/8 in. (74.8 x 61.4 cm.)

The subject wears a gray jacket over a brown waistcoat. His right hand is tucked into his waistcoat and a hat is under his left arm. He is turned three-quarters to his right.

See: Virginia Museum of Fine Arts online collection; Carolyn J. Weekley, Painters and Paintings in the Early American South (2013), 27.

Family: Nelson
Location: LondonYorktown
Decade: 1750s
Credits: Image Courtesy of Virginia Museum of Fine Arts, Gift of Dr. John Randolph Page, 54.4.