Original Author: Harriotte L. T. Montague, after Sir Peter Lely
Created: Late nineteenth to first half of the twentieth century, after a seventeenth-century original
Medium: Oil on canvas
Publisher: Library of Virginia
Sir William Berkeley
Sir William Berkeley, the longest-serving governor of Virginia (1641–1652, 1660–1677), is the subject of this oil painting by Harriotte L. T. Montague. This work was based on a painting executed in England by Sir Peter Lely, a prominent portraitist in the seventeenth-century court.