Warner Lewis II (1747-1791)

Date: 1772-1775

Warner Lewis II was the son of Warner Lewis I and Eleanor Bowles Lewis. He married Mary Chiswell. He was painted as a young boy by John Wollaston in a double portrait with his sister and he was painted in the 1760s by an unknown English artist. This portrait descended along with one of his wife in his brother James Lewis’s family. It is unclear where this portrait originally hung or was painted, but Warner Hall is a likely location.

Dimensions: 31 x 26 in. (78.74 x 66.04 cm.)

The subject wears a plum-colored jacket and waistcoat. He is seated in a chair with his left arm draped over the back of the wooden chair. His right hand is tucked into his waistcoat. His body is turned three-quarters to his left.

See: Colonial Williamsburg eMuseum

Family: Lewis
Location: Warner Hall
Decade: 1770s
Credits: The Colonial Williamsburg Foundation. Partial gift of Miss Alice Dulany Ball, Mr. Francis Mallory Ball, and Mrs. Emma Matilda Ball Papp, 1991-1172.