William Brent (1733-1782)

Date: ca. 1755-1756

William Brent lived at Richland Plantation and came from a prominent Catholic family of Maryland and Virginia. He married Eleanor Carroll of Maryland in ca. 1753.

Dimensions: 29 1/2 x 25 in. (74.93 x 63.5 cm.)

The subject wears a gray coat and white waistcoat with silver trim. A ribbon flies behind his neck. A hat is tucked under his left arm. He appears inside a painted oval frame and is turned three-quarters to his left.

Family: Brent
Decade: 1750s
Credits: Courtesy Georgetown University Art Collection.