Two elite Virginia brothers from the colonial era, one dressed in a long blue waistcoat; the other, younger, child dressed in a red dress with what appears to be feathers his hair and holding a Virginia squirrel on his outstretched hand
Original Author: Charles Bridges
Created: ca. 1735
Medium: Oil on canvas

Benjamin and Ludwell Grymes

Benjamin Grymes and his younger brother Ludwell Grymes—two of John and Lucy Ludwell's ten children—pose for an oil portrait by Charles Bridges circa 1735. The young boy holds a Virginia squirrel, a local element that the English artist added to the composition. Benjamin Ludwell later became a prominent politician in Spotsylvania County.