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William Brodnax emigrated to Virginia and settled in Jamestown. He married Rebeckah Champion and was the father of Edward, Elizabeth, and William Brodnax. The Jaquelin-Brodnax family portraits date to ca. 1720.
Dimensions: 30 x 25 in. (76.2 x 63.5 cm.)
The subject wears a gray wig and a gray jacket with matching gray waistcoat and silver buttons. He is turned three-quarters to his right. A hat is tucked under his left arm. His left hand is gloved and holds another white glove. He stands against a plain background.
See: Carolyn J. Weekley, Painters and Paintings in the Early American South (2013), 11, 91-94; Wayne Craven, Colonial American Portraiture (1986), 199-201.