William Prentis (1699-1765)

Date: 1735-1745

William Prentis was a successful Williamsburg merchant. He married Mary Brooke.

Dimensions: 30 1/4 x 25 1/8 in. (76.8 x 63.8 cm.)

The subject wears a brown jacket and waistcoat and holds a letter in his hand. He is turned three-quarters to his left.

See: Colonial Williamsburg eMuseum; Richard H. Saunders and Ellen G. Miles, American Colonial Portraits, 1770-1776 (1987), 156-158.

Family: Prentis
Location: Williamsburg
Decade: 1730s1740s
Credits: The Colonial Williamsburg Foundation. Museum Purchase, 1978-79.