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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.