William Brodnax II (1706-1771)

Date: probably 1715-1723

William Brodnax II was the son of William and Rebeckah Champion Brodnax. The Jaquelin-Brodnax family portraits date to ca. 1720. The family group of Brodnax family portraits descended through William Brodnax II’s line.

Dimensions: 30 x 25 in. (76.2 x 63.5 cm.)

The subject wears a blue jacket with silver buttons and has a red drape around him. His left hand is on his hip while his right hand holds up the drape. His neckwear appears embroidered. He stands indoors next to a window beyond which is a landscape.

See: Carolyn J. Weekley, Painters and Paintings in the Early American South (2013), 91-94; Wayne Craven, Colonial American Portraiture (1986), 199-201.

Family: Brodnax
Location: Jamestown
Decade: 1710s1720s