William Claiborne
Original Author: Mary Gilmer
Created: 1907
Medium: Oil on canvas
Publisher: Library of Virginia

William Claiborne

William Claiborne clutches an official document in one hand and a book in the other in this oil painting exhibited at the Jamestown Ter-Centennial Exposition, a 1907 celebration marking the three hundredth anniversary of the founding of the Jamestown colony by settlers from England. This work by artist Mary Gilmer is a reproduction of an earlier portrait of Claiborne, who served as a member of the governor's Council (1623–1637; 1642–1661) and as secretary of the colony (1626–1634).