William Daniel Jr.
Original Author: James Westhall Ford
Created: ca. 1840
Medium: Oil on canvas

William Daniel Jr.

William Daniel Jr., a member of the House of Delegates and a judge on the Virginia Supreme Court of Appeals, is the subject of this painting by James Westhall Ford from about 1840. An itinerant painter, Ford came to Virginia in 1829 to paint portraits of the delegates to the state constitutional convention. He returned to Virginia repeatedly, living in Spotsylvania County from 1851 to 1853. Over the years, Ford painted portraits of Chief Justice John Marshall, John Randolph, Martha Jefferson, and Black Hawk, a leader of the Sauk Indians whose portrait hangs in the State Capitol in Richmond.